If you work in disability, or employ people who do, you are required by law to report conduct from disability workers that may put the people they support at risk.
All disability workers and disability employers are obliged to notify us if they believe another disability worker has engaged in notifiable conduct. This is a requirement under the Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018.
Notifiable conduct is when a disability worker has:
- practised while intoxicated (drugs or alcohol);
- engaged in sexual misconduct while practising as a disability worker;
- placed the public at risk of harm because the disability worker has a detrimental impairment that effects the worker’s capacity to practise as a disability worker; or
- placed the public at risk of harm because the disability worker is not adhering to accepted professional standards.
If you have reasonable belief that a disability worker has engaged in notifiable conduct, we will assess the notification and can take action if something isn’t right. We have the power to investigate and ban workers who put people’s safety at risk.
To find out more visit our Notifications page.