The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Code of Conduct for workers is an important part of the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework. It promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of persons with disability by setting out acceptable, appropriate and ethical conduct for NDIS providers and workers delivering supports or services in the NDIS market. The obligations in the code are fundamental to the rights of people with disability set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. They are also broad to account for the diversity of people with disability and their support requirements.
The NDIS Code of Conduct requires workers and services to do the following in providing those supports and services:
- Act with respect for individual rights and decision making in accordance with applicable laws and conventions.
- Respect the privacy of people with disability.
- Provide supports and services in a safe and competent manner with care and skill.
- Acts with integrity, honesty and transparency.
- Promptly take steps to raise and act on concerns about matters that may impact the quality and safety of supports and services provided to people with disability.
- Take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against, and exploitation, neglect and abuse of people with disability.
- Take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.
Sharing Places’ policy on Employee Code of Conduct aligns strongly with the NDIS Code of Conduct guide for workers. Other Sharing Places policies that are related to the Employee Code of Conduct are Interpersonal Protocol; Rights and Responsibilities; Privacy and Confidentiality; Equity and Diversity; Employee Orientation and Assessment; Work Places Bullying and Risk Management. All staff receive professional development training against the above policies and are fully compliant with the Code.