Independent review themes report October 2018 to March 2019

This report relates to audits/surveys/reviews (reviews) undertaken by the Department of Health and Human Services (department) endorsed IRBs against the department’s Human Services Standards.
The purpose of the independent review bodies (IRB) themes report is to capture a high level overview of key themes arising from independent reviews.
Data for this report was collated from a survey completed by each of the eight department endorsed IRBs and focuses on themes rather than specific incidences.
A certification/accreditation review is undertaken every three years and a surveillance/mid cycle review is undertaken every 12 or 18 months, depending on the governance and management standards chosen.
Survey data is collected and published twice a year. This fourth IRB themes report is for the period 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019