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The NSW Disability Services Standards (NSW DSS) reflect contemporary practices that place people with disability at the centre of decision making and choice about their supports and services. The Living Life My Way consultations informed the development of the standards and ensured that person-centred approaches are emphasised in the Practice Requirements and elements. They form the basis of FACS’ quality requirements for disability services under the  Funding Agreement.

Read the Standards in Action manual

Guidance for services working with children and young people

FACS has developed the Addendum to the Standards in Action: Guide for services working with children and young people with disability and their families to provide additional guidance to support services working specifically with children and young people with disability and their families to meet the NSW Disability Service Standards. It also aims to ensure that services are provided in accordance with the principles in the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 and references the UN convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Addendum has two parts:

Part 1 outlines the principles for working effectively with children, young people and their families and provides links to more detailed advice.

Part 2 mirrors the Standards in Action manual. It has a section for each standard, which describes practice when applied to children, young people and their families, tips and individual practice examples.

Guidance for services working with women

FACS has developed an Addendum to the Standards in Action: Women with Disability (the Addendum).The Addendum was developed to provide additional guidance to support services working specifically with women with disabilities, their families and carers to meet the NSW Disability Service Standards. It aims to ensure that services are provided in accordance with the principles in the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 which aligns with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and acknowledge the human rights of all people with disability.

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