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Disability Plan - Inclusive communities for all

State Disability Inclusion Plan statement: Social inclusion is a priority for people living with disability as it affects all aspects of their lives. It is our aim that the contributions and rights of people living with disability are valued and understood by all South Australians and that their rights are promoted, upheld and protected. We also want to ensure that people living with disability are supported to advocate for their own rights.

Action 1: Enhance SAPOL employee and volunteer disability learning

Objective: Review and enhance disability awareness and other training to ensure, where appropriate, it includes current information on disability, engages the learner to raise awareness, build confidence and grow in competence, is inclusive of people with disability as learners, reinforces the rights of people with disability and their carers, and, where feasible, involves people with disability and disability service providers in development and delivery.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11.

Action 1.1: Review and enhance online disability awareness training

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • Initially by 30 June 2022
  • Again by 30 June 2024
  • Report in June 2022 and in June 2024

Measurement

  • Training reviewed and enhanced
  • Number of employees undertaking enhanced training
  • Number of volunteers undertaking enhanced training

Action 1.2: Review foundation, specialist and in-service training modules to enhance disability awareness content

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • Initially by 31 December 2021
  • Again by 31 December 2023
  • Report in June 2022 and in June 2024

Measurement

  • Modules reviewed and enhanced (describe)

Action 1.3: Involve people with disability and disability service providers in online, foundation, specialist and in-service training development and, where feasible, delivery

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2021
  • Report annually from June 2021

Measurement

  • Training programs developed or delivered involving people with disability or service providers (describe)

Action 1.4: Develop and deliver face-to-face field level training for operational police officers (those based in public facing service delivery roles) involving people with disability and disability service providers.

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • Initially by 30 June 2022
  • Again by 30 June 2024
  • Report in June 2022 and in June 2024

Measurement

  • Training programs developed or delivered involving people with disability or service providers (describe)

Action 2: Build SAPOL employee confidence to protect and safeguard people with disability

Objective: Cultivate relationships and networks between local police and people with disability, disability service providers and disability service sites (accommodation, employment, recreation) to improve understanding and awareness, build confidence and establish information flow that safeguards people with disability, and supports the prevention and investigation of crime. Relationships and networks are to consider strategies for inclusion of people in the four priority groups.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9.

Action 2.1: Engage with people with disability, disability service providers and disability service sites

Responsibility

  • Metropolitan Operations Service
  • State Operations Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2022

Measurement

  • Contacts and connections established with service providers and sites (describe)

Action 2.2: Establish a Disability Engagement Officer role within each District and Local Service Area

Responsibility

  • Governance and Capability Service

Timeframe

  • By 31 December 2021
  • Report in June 2022

Measurement

  • Roles established

Action 3: Involve people with disability in SAPOL community engagement activities

Objective: Examine existing community based programs and activities such as road safety, youth programs, Neighbourhood Watch, Band of the South Australia Police, Law Enforcement Torch Run, community engagement, school and local programs to increase involvement of people with disability and explore other opportunities for program or activity based engagement with people with disability. Increased involvement is to consider strategies for inclusion of people in the four priority groups.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11.

Action 3.1: Work with existing corporate programs, and ensure any new corporate programs include people with disability

Responsibility

  • Governance and Capability Service
  • State Operations Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2021

Measurement

  • New of existing programs involve people with disability (describe)

Action 3.2: Generate new and enhance local level programs and activities to involve people with disability

Responsibility

  • Metropolitan Operations Service
  • State Operations Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 31 December 2021
  • Report annually from June 2021

Measurement

  • New of existing programs and activities involve people with disability (describe)

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