Carers Advisory Council to the Minister
Kiind CEO, Carrie Clark, is a member of the Carers Advisory Council to the Minister providing advice for communities on issues relating to carers.
Department of Education Disability and Inclusion Advisory Group
Kiind has been invited to represent families of children with disability on the Department of Education Disability and Inclusion Advisory Group to inform on key Department reform agendas impacting students with disability.
CAHS, Standard 2: Partnering with Children and Families Committee
Kiind is a member of the committee, responsible for facilitating improvements in child and family experience and meeting the requirements of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard 2 and Clinical Governance Framework.
Select Committee into Child Development Services
Carrie Clark, CEO of Kiind appeared before the WA Parliamentary Inquiry into Child Development Services on 17 February 2023 in relation to the role, availability and delivery of services across metropolitan and regional Australia and the impact on children’ overall development, health and wellbeing.
New bilateral agreement relating to the NDIS and its operation in Western Australia
This process represents an important opportunity for the WA government to reset the NDIS agreement and ensure WA public financial resources are applied to best effect in support of people with disability in our community.
Inquiry into support for autistic children and young people in schools
Kiind, with input from our members, presented an acknowledgement of some of the challenges autistic students’ experience in WA schools. This submission resulted in recommendations, based off lived experience, on how to best support autistic children throughout their schooling life.
Inquiry into the Carer Recognition Act 2010
In August 2023, Kiind presented a submission addressing the Carer Recognition Act 2010’s effectiveness in relation to real life unpaid carers. Our submission included recommendations on how to improve supports for unpaid carers and create a stronger community amidst a rapidly changing disability landscape.
Child and Family Disability Alliance
This Alliance has been established between Kiind, Association of Children with Disability (VIC) and Kindred (NSW) to raise national awareness of the issues facing children with disability and their families, provide policy advice, increase representation in government consultative processes, together with researchers, and industry experts.
Disability Advocacy Coalition
The Coalition comprises 17 organisations in WA, providing a collective voice to ensure people with disability, their families and carers live good lives, their way.
WA Early Intervention Steering Group
Kiind is a member of the Steering Group which aims to improve access to early intervention services for families seeking support for their children, including working with other allied health organisations to improve service pathways, address service gaps and ensure best practice and family-centred approaches.