Safeguarding Taskforce Report

The Minister for Human Services established the Safeguarding Task Force on 21 May 2020 with responsibility to examine and report quickly on gaps and areas that need strengthening in safeguarding arrangements for people with disability living in the state.

Report from September 2020

Initial reports were published in June and July 2020. The material from those publications is included in this final report.

The Task Force considered evidence and options and listened to the views of many individuals and groups. This reports covers:

  • preventative measures to minimise the risk of abuse or neglect while, at the same time, acknowledging the freedom and agency of participants
  • corrective measures— how the system responds when things go wrong
  • developmental measures — how people with disability are empowered to have a life of their own choosing
  • a status report on the Task Force recommendations.

Safeguarding Task Force Supplementary Report 28 September 2020 (PDF 1.2 MB)

Report in Easy Read

An Easy Read report was produced in July 2020. It provides a helpful overview of the work of the Task Force and the recommendations current at that time.

Safeguarding Task Force Report 31 July 2020 (Easy Read) (PDF 6.1 MB)