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The Respectful Language Guide was compiled by the Cultural Capability Enablers' Network (CCEN) following the launch of Respectfully Journey Together, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Cultural Capability Action Plan.
The CCEN noticed there was a great deal of variation in the use and understanding of language in departmental documents and in conversation, thus a process of documenting preferred terms and language began. The Guide has been developed by the CCEN to assist staff to make respectful, conscious and insightful choices of words, terms and language.