Safeguarding NDIS Participants: Addressing Physical and Mental Abuse

At Able WA, we prioritize the safety and well-being of NDIS participants. Sadly, some individuals may face physical and mental abuse, which is not acceptable under any circumstances. In this blog, we will provide clear and straightforward information about identifying abuse, reporting to the police and the NDIS, and the support available to ensure everyone feels safe and protected.

Identifying Abuse

Recognizing signs of abuse is essential for early intervention. Abuse can take different forms, such as hitting, yelling, or using mean words to hurt someone emotionally. It can also involve controlling someone’s actions or taking away their belongings without permission. If you or someone you know experiences any of these behaviors, it is essential to seek help.

Reporting to the Police

If you ever feel scared or in danger due to physical or mental abuse, it’s essential to contact the police right away. The police are here to help and will make sure you are safe. Remember, you have the right to feel safe and protected.

Reporting to the NDIS

The NDIS Commission is responsible for making sure that everyone in the NDIS is treated with respect and dignity. If you experience abuse from someone who is part of the NDIS, you can report it to the NDIS Commission. They have a team of people ready to listen and help.

The NDIS Commission’s Role

The NDIS Commission cares about your safety and well-being. When they receive a report about abuse, they will investigate to find out what happened. They work with the police if necessary to make sure you are protected. The NDIS Commission’s job is to make sure that everyone in the NDIS is treated kindly and safely.

How Support Coordinators Can Help

Able WA Support Coordinators are here to support you through difficult times. We listen to you, understand your feelings, and help you find the right resources. Our job is to make sure you are safe and supported. If you ever need help, we are just a call away.

Preventive Measures

Able WA believes in preventing abuse before it happens. We work with you and your family to build a strong support network. We help you understand your rights and make sure you know who to talk to if something doesn’t feel right. Your safety is our top priority.

Resources and References

At Able WA, we are committed to creating a safe and respectful NDIS environment. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in reaching out for help if you experience any form of abuse. Remember, you deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. We are here to support you every step of the way. Your safety matters to us, and we will always be by your side. Together, we can make a difference in safeguarding NDIS participants across Western Australia.

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