Victoria’s first disability abuse prevention strategy outlines a zero tolerance approach to abuse and provides a guide for individuals, service providers and the sector to understand promote and enhance safeguards and prevent abuse.
The following resources have been developed or funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to assist service providers embed a culture of zero tolerance of abuse in their organisations. Clear service expectations are important to ensure that people with a disability receive a high standard of support across the sector.
Achieving sustained culture change is also critical, as are workforce screening and provider regulation.
- Code of Conduct for Disability Service Workers
- Disability abuse prevention - resources to build capacity (for individuals, families and carers)