New ACECQA resources to support inclusion in children’s education and care services
Every child has the right to access, participate and be included in all aspects of community life, including their education and care setting.
A key piece of legislation which protects the rights of children who experience disability is the Disability Discrimination Act of 1992 (DDA). Equity, inclusion and diversity underpin the National Quality Framework (NQF) and are embedded throughout the National Quality Standard (NQS) and the approved learning frameworks. The NQF and DDA promote inclusive programs, practices and policies that support children with disabilities and their families to access and fully participate in children’s education and care services.
ACECQA has developed free new national resources to support service teams to build understanding of DDA requirements and support inclusion in children’s education and care services. These resources for use by educators, service leaders, approved providers and interested others include posters, fact sheets and information sheets.
You can access them from today at Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) resources
A suite of resources to support providers and services to understand and implement their obligations under the DDA.
The information sheet supports services to understand their obligations under the DDA including making reasonable adjustments to support access and participation for all children. An information sheet has also been…
The infographic posters provide a summary of obligations under the DDA for ECEC and OSHC services as well as where to find further information. These posters can be used for…
The topical Tip Sheets support services to understand and implement the DDA through grouping information under the headings of Know, Think and Do.
The NQS posters demonstrate how the DDA aligns with the NQS in each of the seven Quality Areas. Posters have also been developed for services outside the scope of the…