Quick summary: A child representative is usually a person or persons who have parental responsibility for a child under the laws for the NDIS. They do things and make decisions about the NDIS on behalf of a child. In most cases, a child’s parents or guardian will automatically be their representative. Sometimes, we need to appoint someone else as a child representative, for example, a relative. We may also decide that a child does not require a child representative, if we consider it appropriate for the child to represent themselves.
When we say ‘you’ in this guideline, we mean the child representative.
When we say ‘child’ in this guideline, we mean a person under the age of 18 years old.
When we say ‘child participant’ in this guideline, we mean a person under the age of 18 years old who has met the access requirements for the NDIS.
When we say ‘us’ or ‘we’ in this guideline, we mean the NDIA.
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