Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

NDIS information for Residential Care services

Child Safety works with families, carers, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), mainstream Queensland Government agencies and service providers to ensure children and young people with disability across all child protection phases have access to disability supports to meet their needs.

Access for children in your service to the NDIS

We are responsible for ensuring all eligible children and young people with disability or developmental delay who are in care are able to access the NDIS and receive NDIS support.

This includes for children aged 0-6 with a known or suspected disability or developmental delay who are in care, that we support them and their family and carers to access ECEI services.

If, following engagement with an ECEI partner, participation in the NDIS is recommended, we support the child and their family and carers to access the NDIS.

After a child or young person’s NDIS access is confirmed, we support them and their family and carers through all stages of the NDIS process, including:

  • preparation for planning
  • plan development
  • plan implementation
  • monitoring
  • review.

When we have guardianship of the child or young person through a short or long term child protection order, the child’s plan will be managed by the NDIA and the service providers supporting them will be NDIS-registered providers.

Where we have custody of the child or young person but not guardianship, we will recommend that their plan be managed by the NDIA and that the service providers supporting them be NDIS-registered providers.

Developing a child’s NDIS plan

Children and young people are more likely to receive an NDIS plan that meets their needs when all the relevant information is available at their NDIS planning meeting.

You can support children and young people in your service through the NDIS process by contributing information about:

  • how their disability or developmental delay impacts on areas such as their:
    • ability to undertake the tasks of daily living (e.g. showering, dressing, eating meals, getting ready to leave the house)
    • communication
    • relationships
    • behaviour
  • the supports and services the child has previously received and those you feel are missing
  • the child’s goals and aspirations
  • any disability-specific training or supports that would help the child’s care-givers to better understand the child’s needs.

NDIS registration

If you are providing disability supports to a child or young person as part of their placement, you should consider registering with the NDIS.

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