Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Information for young people with disability in care

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for people with disability.

A disability can be any condition or impairment (or combination of impairments) that:

  • is permanent or likely to be permanent (even if it comes and goes in episodes)
  • significantly impacts your ability to communicate, participate in social situations, learn, move or care for yourself.

Even if you didn't receive services from Disability Services in the past, you may be able to receive support from the NDIS.

Child Safety is committed to ensuring that if you may be eligible for the NDIS, you are supported to make an access request to the scheme and to implement your NDIS plan if you meet access requirements.

Your Child Safety Officer (CSO) will work with you and your family, carer, residential care worker or a support person you nominate on your access to the NDIS.

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