Services that provide for people with disabilities have a clear responsibility to work in ways that genuinely empower, enable and support participants to experience all the rights that belong to all citizens.

Although we have the responsibility to support people with disabilities to take control over their own lives, we also have the responsibility to ensure that people are not unreasonably exposed to risks of physical injury or other harm.

On the one hand we assist people to develop independence and autonomy, and on the other we must ensure that a person’s disability does not leave them unreasonably vulnerable to abuse or danger. This section outlines your legal obligations when working in the sport and active recreation sector.

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