Standard on Culturally Secure Practice
Human services throughout Australia and New Zealand are now able to have the quality of their service recognised through certification against the Standard on Culturally Secure Practice. The Standard is supported by an Interpretive Guide to assist agencies in achieving certification.
WANADA developed the Standard in consultation with the alcohol and other drug sector. The Standard is the first to focus on cultural security and has been developed with support from the Western Australian Mental Health Commission (formerly the Drug and Alcohol Office) and the Australian Government’s Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. In Western Australia, the Standard supersedes the WA Alcohol and Other Drug Sector Quality Framework.
WANADA supports full member services to become accredited or maintain their accreditation against the Standard on Culturally Secure Practice. Support to full member services may include:
- Agency visits and guided self-assessment to determine accreditation readiness
- Providing networking with other like organisations for quality information sharing
- Making a contribution towards the cost of the accreditation audit