Standards

Cara is committed to your rights as an individual

At Cara, we are proudly person-centred. That means we are focused on you, your hopes and dreams, and how you can achieve them. You and everyone we support will be treated with care, dignity, respect and safety.

Cara is committed to the National Standards for Disability Services. This means we support your rights to:

  • Express yourself freely (freedom of expression)
  • Decide how you want to live your life (self-determination)
  • Make decisions for yourself (decision making)

It also means Cara actively works to prevent abuse, harm, neglect and violence.

Some of the children we work with, for one reason or another, cannot live with their parents or family. These children are under the Guardianship of the Minister for Education and Child Development.

To ensure the rights of Children under the Guardianship of the Minister are upheld, Cara has endorsed the Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care.

Cara supports all children who we work with to reach their full potential in a safe, nurturing and fun environment. As such, Cara also abides by the legislated requirements for Children's Residential Facility Licensing as outlined in the Family and Community Services Act 1972 and in line with the Children's Protection Act 1993 and Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

Cara is committed to upholding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability.

 

Cara is accredited to provide support and work with children and adults with disability

Cara is privileged to support children and adults with disability.

Cara is a registered NDIS provider. All of Cara’s services are available for funding under the NDIS and we work with the new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. It oversees registered NDIS providers, like Cara, to make sure that NDIS participants receive the safest and best services.

The NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators help NDIS participants to be aware of what quality service provision they should expect from NDIS providers. They enable choice and control and the Standards have been integrated into Cara's Quality Management System.

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has more information available in a range of languages and in Easy Read format:
https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/resources/your-language
https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/resources/easy-read

 

Industry standards

These Industry Standards set out expectations of service delivery by organisations providing support and Cara is proud to uphold them.

Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care: Cara endorses this Charter of Rights.

Click here to download the Charter.

National Standards for Disability Services: Cara is committed to the National Standards for Disability Services and the human-rights principles that underpin them. The Standards have been integrated into Cara's Quality Management System.

Click here to access the Standards.

Click here to access an Easy English version of the Standards.

Click here to access 15 different lanugage translations of the Standards.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability: Cara is committed to upholding the Convention.

Click here to access the Convention.

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