As a community support worker within the disability sector, you are a mandatory reporter.
You are required to report situations where you believe, suspect or have reasonable grounds to have significant concern for a person under 18 in regard to: physical harm, sexual harm, emotional/psychological harm, financial abuse, neglect or exposure to domestic violence.
Depending on the state the individual resides in, there are a number of available reporting mechanisms and supporting bodies.
What to report?
Concerns where there is a significant risk of harm, whether this is something you have seen, suspect, believe, or have reasonable grounds to have significant concern for a person under 18 in regard to:
- Physical harm
- Sexual harm
- Emotional or psychological harm/neglect
- Exposure to domestic violence
First and foremost, you should contact Hireup. We are trained and experienced to make a report on your behalf, or support you in making a report. You will be communicated with throughout the process. Contact Hireup using our 24-hour online incident report form, or via phone on (02) 9113 5933.