Reportable incidents

A reportable incident means any of the following:

1. Employee to client incidents

An incident involving any of the following in connection with an employee of FACS or a funded provider and a person with disability living in supported group accommodation:

i) any sexual offence committed against, with, or in the presence of the person with disability
ii) sexual misconduct committed against, with, or in the presence of the person with disability, including grooming of the person for sexual activity
iii) an assault of the person with disability, not including the use of physical force that, in all the circumstances, is trivial or negligible, but only if the matter is to be investigated under workplace employment procedures
iv) an offence under Part 4AA of the Crimes Act 1900 committed against the person with disability (fraud)
v) ill-treatment or neglect of the person with disability.

2. Client to client incidents

An incident involving an assault of a person with disability living in supported group accommodation by another person with disability living in the same supported group accommodation that:

i) is a sexual offence, or
ii) causes serious injury, including, for example, a fracture, burns, deep cuts, extensive bruising or concussion, or
iii) involves the use of a weapon, or
iv) is part of a pattern of abuse of the person with disability by the other person.

3. Contravention of an apprehended violence order

An incident occurring in supported group accommodation and involving a contravention of an apprehended violence order made for the protection of a person with disability, regardless of whether the order is contravened by an employee of FACS or a funded provider, a person with disability living in the supported group accommodation or another person.

4. Unexplained serious injury

An incident involving an unexplained serious injury to a person with disability living in supported group accommodation.

FACS has produced a factsheet about the reportable incidents scheme.

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