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Directorate: Justice Strategy & Programs
Division: Strategy Policy & Commissioning
Updated information and resources to ensure decision-making capacity is assessed in accordance with the NSW law and that supported decision-making is understood and implemented across the state.
Updated information and resources are available to ensure decision-making capacity is assessed in accordance with the NSW law and that supported decision-making is understood and implemented across the legal, medical, financial, disability, aged care, and mental health sectors, NSW government staff, the community, older people and people with disability (including psychosocial disability).
Providing useful and practical resources on decision-making capacity and supported decision-making for a broad and diverse target group.
The NSW Capacity Toolkit continues to be a well-used resource across sectors and in the community, but requires updating. Resources are also required to reflect NSW compliance with Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with respect to legal capacity and supported-decision-making.
Since 2004 Diversity Services has built an exceptionally good working relationship with key stakeholders across sectors regarding capacity issues, and have compiled a database of thousands of organisations and individuals who have received the Capacity Toolkit or capacity training. These contacts will be utilised to conduct surveys regarding:
Current Status: Progressing
Status Explanatory Note:
Status reports provided:
24 Nov 2021
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.