National Disability Insurance Agency Dataset Expansion

Directorate: Child and Family

Division: Child Protection Permanency District and Youth Justice

Project summary

Focus Area:

  • Improving access to mainstream services through better systems and processes.

Project objective

To expand the parameters of the current dataset received from the NDIA to include children and young people who are the subject of a Risk of Significant Harm (ROSH) threshold report which has been referred to a Community Services Centre (CSC).

The challenge

  1. DCJ's is currently unaware of disability prevalence amongst children, young people (and their families) in contact with CP system, but not in OOHC.
  2. Timely provision of appropriate support services may assist to keep children safely with their families, thus preventing disability-related needs potentially escalating into child protection concerns and entry into the OOHC system.

What will success look like?

  1. DJC will have more complete data on NDIS status of its clients in contact with CP system (but not in OOHC) which will assist to better meet their support needs and reduce entries into OOHC.
  2. Proportion of children and young people in contact with CP system with known status regarding contact with the NDIA.

Status report

Current Status: Progressing

Date: July 2022

Status Notes:

  • January to March 2022 - Development of proposal to the NDIA.
  • March 2022 onwards - Intergovernmental negotiation with the NDIA. 
Last updated:

01 Mar 2023

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