26 AugConsultation opportunities for providers and parents on the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education
Opportunities for ECEC providers, families, and educators to contribute to national disability discrimination discussion
ACECQA is seeking the views of service providers about their awareness, understanding and application of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (the DDA). This includes questions of access and participation by children with disability in education and care.
Provider feedback on rights for children with disability – and your obligations as an education and care service provider – will help ACECQA inform the Australian Government’s 2020 Review (Review) of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards).
ACECQA released a discussion paper on 21 August 2020. You are invited to complete the online survey that addresses the issues and questions within the discussion paper. All survey responses will remain anonymous. Written submissions can also be emailed to DSEfeedback@acecqa.gov.au.
Survey responses and written submissions will be accepted up until Wednesday 16 September 2020. ACECQA will publish a high level summary of stakeholder engagement findings in late 2020.
More information can be found at the consultation page on the ACECQA website.
Family and educator consultation
ACECQA also wants to hear about the experiences of children with disability and their parents in accessing and participating in early childhood education and care, as well as the experience of educators.
Please direct parents and educators to the dedicated early childhood education and care section of the Review’s Consultation Hub where they will find an early childhood education and care discussion paper and a questionnaire.
They can also register to participate in a webinar at 4.30 pm – 6 pm (AEST) on Thursday 27 August 2020.