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Disability Plan - Leadership and collaboration

State Disability Inclusion Plan statement: People living with disability want to have a greater role in leading and contributing to government and community decision-making. It is our aim that the perspectives of people living with disability are actively sought and that they are supported to participate meaningfully in government and community consultation and engagement activities.

Action 4: Establish a SAPOL Disability Service Development Advisory Group

Objective: Engage people living with disability, carers and disability service providers through establishment of a SAPOL Disability Service Development Advisory Group to enable SAPOL to hear feedback on service delivery issues impacting people living with disability and to generate, where feasible, involvement in collaborative change activity and outcomes of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. (The group would feed into the SAPOL Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group, SAPOL’s existing strategic level diversity and inclusion forum that provides advice to executive; this group includes a senior person who works in the disability sector). Consideration is to be given as to how people in the four priority groups can be included and/or engaged with the Disability Service Development Advisory Group.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9.

Action 4.1: Establish Disability Service Development Advisory Group

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • By 30 June 2021

Measurement

  • Group established

Action 4.2: Schedule and hold meetings

Responsibility

  • Human Resources Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 30 June 2021
  • Report annually from June 2021

Measurement

  • Diversity of people with disability involved in the group (describe)
  • Activities and outcomes influenced (describe)

Action 5: Establish a SAPOL Disability Engagement Forum

Objective: Engage and consult with people with disability, their families and carers on a regular basis, providing them with information and opportunity to ask questions and enabling them to provide input and feedback relating to service delivery and other issues. (SAPOL already conducts PACE (Police and Community Engagement) Forums; a Disability Engagement Forum may be set within the PACE Forum structure. Information obtained would be actioned locally and/or directed to the Disability Service Development Advisory Group.) Consideration is to be given as to how people in the four priority groups can be included in the forums.

State Disability Inclusion Plan priority number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.

Action 5.1: Develop Disability Engagement Forum

Responsibility

  • Governance and Capability Service

Timeframe

  • By 31 December 2021

Measurement

  • Forum developed

Action 5.2: Schedule and hold forums

Responsibility

  • Governance and Capability Service

Timeframe

  • Ongoing, initially by 30 June 2022
  • Report annually from 30 June 2022

Measurement

  • Number of forums held (describe)
  • Number of people attending and/or participating and information gathered (describe)

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