The Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018 establishes the Disability Worker Regulation Scheme.
The Scheme is designed to protect vulnerable people from harm and neglect by stopping people who pose a serious risk of harm from providing disability services. Voluntary registration will ensure registered disability workers who care for people with disability have suitable skills, experience and qualifications to provide safe services and quality support.
The Victorian Government is seeking input from stakeholders to inform the development of standards and regulations for both registered and unregistered workers, which commence on 1 July 2020.
This consultation relates to the following two activities:
- a Code of Conduct , prescribed offences and other regulations for unregistered disability workers setting expectations for the delivery of safe and ethical support and services.
- registration standards and guidelines for registered disability workers who choose to register with the Scheme.
Consultation papers and surveys have been developed to help the Victorian Government have a good understanding of stakeholder views on the potential impacts, benefits and risks of each recommendation.
Contributions from people with disability and their families, friends and carers, disability service providers and employers, peak bodies, advocates and education providers are welcome.Download consultation papers (off-site)
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Date published:
- Thu 19th Dec, 2019
- Closing date:
- Fri 14th Feb, 2020