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Preventing & Responding to Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

Essential knowledge for those working with vulnerable people to uphold safety and dignity, and meet their legal and ethical obligations.

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What you'll learn

  • Prevent and respond to abuse effectively.
  • Uphold dignity and respect for all.
  • Enhance skills in abuse prevention and response.
  • Comprehend types of harm and exploitation.
  • Follow incident reporting rules diligently.
  • Recognise signs of harm in individuals.
  • Provide support to those who've been harmed.
  • Understand staff rights when reporting abuse.

Why choose this course?

Everyone has the right to feel safe and be treated with dignity and respect in their own home and community. Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation is critical to ensuring that this right is upheld for people with disabilities.

This course has been developed for people who work with vulnerable people, including their managers and supervisors, to increase their skills and knowledge in preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Disability service providers have legal and ethical obligations to provide safe and respectful support to people with disabilities. This training is an important step in ensuring that they are meeting these obligations.

What does the course cover?

This course covers essential information for the prevention of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation and how to appropriately respond including:

  • Types of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Understand the rules for reporting incidents of harm.
  • Recognise signs that someone might be experiencing harm.
  • Learn how to support individuals who have been harmed.
  • Understand the rights of staff (whistle-blowers) who report abuse or harm.

This course is essential for:

Anyone who works with, or supports, vulnerable people:

  • Direct Support Workers and other staff who work in group homes and residential facilities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Managers, supervisors, case managers, and coordinators
  • Volunteers
  • Family and friends caring for loved ones
  • Allied Health professionals


60 minutes

Refresher schedule

Every 12 months

100% online course
Interactive activities
Voice over
Video and/or animation
Certificate of completion
Aligned to NDIS Practice Standards
Access available for 12 months from purchase

Training 25 or more people?
We have flexible learning options, on our LMS or yours. Contact us to discuss hosting options, cost effective licences and additional discounts for your organisation.

Price: $49.50 Inc. GST
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