The Disability Services Act 2006 was passed by the Queensland Parliament on March 29, 2006. It provides a strong foundation for promoting the rights of people with a disability, increasing their wellbeing and encouraging their participation in an equitable community. It includes measures to safeguard the rights and safety of people with a disability and encourages service providers to consider the needs of people with a disability when they design and deliver services.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) supports the new legislation, which requires every Queensland Government department to develop a Disability Service Plan to identify and address issues regarding service delivery to people with a disability.

The QPS recognises the significant contribution that all members bring to the organisation through their skills, experiences, perspectives and knowledge. As an employer, the QPS acknowledges the right of people with disabilities to enter and participate in an equitable workplace.

The Disability Service Plan provides further guidelines for the development, and improvement of services that are responsive to the needs of clients and members with a disability and their families and carers.

This Disability Service Plan has been developed through internal and external consultation and clearly identifies our continued commitment to provide a high standard of policing services for the whole of the Queensland community.


Ian Stewart

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