NDIS Safeguards

Safeguards - ACT Specialist Disability Services

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Specialist Disability Services
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Agreement
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Specialist Disability Services

Safeguards and quality assurance frameworks that currently exist to protect people in the ACT sit under the ACT Disability Services Act 1991 and related instruments. This Act applies to all specialist disability service providers in the ACT regardless of whether they are an NDIS provider.

The Human Services Registrar (HSR) is responsible for administering the Disability Services Act 1991 and related instruments. It also regulates the sector to ensure compliance with standards established under law.

Specialist Disability Service Providers have mandated ongoing reporting obligations to the HSR, these include:

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Agreement

Under agreement with the federal government, pending the development of and transition to a nationally consistent quality and safeguarding approach under the NDIS, existing jurisdictional safeguards will be maintained.

In the ACT these safeguards include:

Assessment of providers against the safeguards is conducted by the Human Services Registrar.


For inquiries please emailing Quality@act.gov.au or by phone on (02) 6207 5474.

Both new and existing registered providers wishing to register for new groups must apply to the Human Services Registrar for assessment against the ACT’s quality and safeguards requirements by contacting Quality@act.gov.au or on (02) 6207 5474.

The NDIA will await advice from the ACT as to whether to finalise registration of an organisation.

Whether or not they are registered with the NDIA, Specialist Disability Service providers are required to comply with: