The below submissions have been made by the PFSC regarding Stepping Stones Triple P.

 

Submission to the Productivity Commission Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Costs [PDF, 916 KB]

July 2017 

Researchers from the Parenting and Family Support Centre co-authored this policy submission to the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Costs alongside fellow researchers involved in the National Health Medical Research Council-funded research project, Mental Health of Young People with Developmental Disabilities. The submission demonstrates the mounting evidence that the NDIS structure of benefits paid exclusively to individuals will inadvertently disadvantage the community it seeks to support and those most at need within that community.

 

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Inquiry - Provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach [PDF, 499KB]

August 2017

Researchers from the Parenting and Family Support Centre co-authored this policy submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Inquiry –Provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach, alongside fellow researchers involved in the National Health Medical Research Council-funded research project, Mental Health of Young People with Developmental Disabilities. The submission sets out the case that the design of the NDIS to rely on market forces to shape the services available to parents of children with developmental disabilities presents a quality assurance issue for NDIA and the ECEI Approach component of the NDIS.  Under the framework to provide Early Childhood Early Intervention services, the effectiveness and future sustainability of the NDIS will rely on the availability of services and supports that are the most cost-effective, but not necessarily the cheapest. 

 

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Inquiry - Market Readiness [PDF, 958 KB]

February 2018

Researchers from the Parenting and Family Support Centre co-authored this policy submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Inquiry – Market Readiness Inquiry, alongside fellow researchers involved in the National Health Medical Research Council-funded research project, Mental Health of Young People with Developmental Disabilities. NDIS Participants with a child with a recent diagnosis of a developmental disability are unlikely to be ready to ask for what their child needs. Submissions to previous Joint Standing Committee Inquiries into the NDIS provide extensive evidence that planners are also not ready to advise parents and participants on the most suitable services and supports.  If those creating the ‘demand’ in the market based economy are not demanding appropriate services and supports, the market will not provide them.

 

Submission to the Queensland Anti Bullying Taskforce [PDF, 1.8MB]

March 2018

This submission to the Queensland Anti Bullying Taskforce by Professor Matt Sanders and Dr Karyn Healy shows that extensive and rigorous research demonstrates that, although sometimes helpful, whole-school-based anti-bullying interventions are insufficient to protect students most at risk. One factor that differentiates effective from ineffective school bullying programs is the involvement of parents. However, until recently, the role of parents to supplement efforts of schools in protecting students against victimisation has been mainly overlooked.