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Learn about our DIAP and how we’re focused on Action for Inclusion.
Our first Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) as a department learns from the individual plans of our former agencies. It also acknowledges the challenge to ensure that our plan is integrated as part of core business, not an add-on competing for attention and resources.
Although DIAPs currently have a four-year life, they must become integrated into organisational culture and practice. To achieve this, we commit to the below.
This will ensure we are inclusive of people with disability in our workplaces and in our engagement with the community.
We will take deliberate steps to identify challenge areas and take planned and resourced actions to address them. This will come in the form of projects.
Our plan is to achieve the following aims under the four focus areas set by the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan (outlined in the Welcome section).
Our DIAP will evolve throughout the life of the plan. Having it online helps to ensure it’s:
We will ensure projects stay on track by supporting them in a range of ways.
The DIAP has a number of ways to ensure accountability:
All completed projects must be reviewed. We will ask whether the project has succeeded, and what we can learn to inform future work to improve what we do.
The context for all NSW disability inclusion actions plans is embedded in the below conventions and laws.
20 May 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.