When vulnerable individuals in our society are subjected to abuse by their carers, our response as a community is understandably one of outrage. It seems beyond belief that this could happen. But the sad reality is that some individuals within aged care facilities, disability care contexts, at home or in childcare centres can face abuse from the very people with whom they should feel entirely safe.
Defining abuse, common offences and likely culprits
NDIS complaints system
Criminal conduct – likely conviction in children’s services, aged and disability sector
Grooming and sexual manipulation: identifying the warning signs
Common behaviours of grooming include showing special attention to one client over others, buying gifts and establishing often secret private communication networks. Tapping into our most basic human need to be loved, adults and children alike are vulnerable to this tactic.
Investigating unexplained injury in care facilities
Financial abuse: what does it look like?
Abuse by carers – a fair investigation is crucial
Content retrieved from: http://www.wiseworkplace.com.au/_blog/WISE_Blog/post/investigating-complaints-of-abuse-by-carers/.