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