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Stop NSW Govt from forcing families to abandon children with intensive disability needs

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When NDIS was introduced, funding for 1700 children/young people in NSW with profound disabilities went to NDIA. BUT NSW Government DID NOT ask NDIA to keep providing the intensive, 24/7 services they were already receiving. Now Govt is asking us to give up our kids to 'fix' this bureaucratic bungle. Please help - we want to reach 10,000 signatures by Friday 16 March!

THE ISSUE IN A NUTSHELL

Our children have such severe disabilities they need the intensive, 24/7 services. Those services were provided under the state disability service system until now …

Somehow, during the establishment of the NDIS, the NSW Government handed over our children’s funding to the NDIA BUT DIDN’T ask the NDIA to continue providing our children’s services.

Now the NSW Government has said if we want our children to continue to receiving intensive, 24/7 services, we must give our children up. But we love them and they need us so we say NO!

Please sign our petition to ask the NSW Government and NDIA to amend their agreement to include our children’s funding AND the provision of the services they need and were already receiving – as should have been done in the first place!

What can you do?

Please sign this petition to help us continue to keep our much-loved, very vulnerable safe.

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Pictured: much-loved Jordan and Olivia Smith, two of the 1700 children the NSW Government is asking their parents Vanita Connery and Robert Smith to give up in exchange for essential disability services.

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Why has this happened?

When the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was introduced two things happened:

  1. Our children’s funding was transferred into the NDIS bucket.
  2. BUT the responsibility for providing those services was not.

Why would the NSW Government hand over funding used to provide our children with services essential to their survival, but NOT include the provision of those same services in its agreement with the NDIA? We’ve asked but no one can tell us.

Why is the NSW Government asking loving, involved, engaged parents to give up their children?

If we want our children to consider receiving the intensive, live-in, 24/7 services they need, we need to give them up to the state.
Why? The NSW Government still has two buckets of money available left available to them:

  1. #1 to support children who are at risk from their parents.
  2. #2 to support children whose parent cannot or will not care for them.

They are asking us to give our children up so we can fit into bucket #2.

These are much-loved children who are vulnerable and who we are constantly advocating for to keep them safe and well – we will not give them up or give up on them to fit into a bucket.



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