The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) is a key component of the Government’s $1.2 billion Child Care Safety Net. The aim is to give the most vulnerable children a strong start, while supporting parents and carers.
The objectives of ISP are to support early childhood education and care services to improve their capacity and capability to provide quality inclusive practices, address participation barriers and include children with additional needs alongside their typically developing peers.
The Department of Education has now published draft updated ISP Guidelines and seeking feedback. The guidelines describe how the ISP will operate, including eligibility, application and assessment processes.
The proposed changes are based on feedback from stakeholders and service providers, peak bodies, disability advocates, parents, educators, Inclusion Professionals and other stakeholders are encourated to provide their feedback.
Consider the proposed changes published on the ISP Guidelines consultation webpage at https://www.education.gov.au/have-your-say-updated-inclusion-support-program-isp-guidelines
where you can find the consultation draft ISP Guidelines, a summary of the key proposed changes and a link to the survey questionnaire.
For any enquiries, please email InclusionSupportProgram@education.gov.au.
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