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 disability abuse prevention strategy is part of the Victorian Government’s vision for an inclusive Victoria, which supports people with a disability to live satisfying everyday lives.
The disability abuse prevention strategy, as well as many of the projects and initiatives that contribute to the strategy, has been developed as part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into abuse in disability services.
The strategy recognises the role service providers and the disability sector have in stopping abuse from happening.
The department is also introducing a code of conduct for disability workers to embed a culture of zero tolerance of abuse.
A key focus of the strategy is also on building the capacity of people with a disability to assert their rights and to act in their own interest.
Training programs and resources that have been developed to help individuals and workers to better recognise and prevent abuse are available on this site.
- Disability abuse prevention - resources for service providers on the Providers website
- Disability abuse prevention - resources to build capacity for individuals, families and carers
- The Code of Conduct for Disability Service Workers - on the Providers website
- The Child Safe Standards on the Commission for Children and Young People website
- Reportable Conduct Scheme on the Service Providers website.