Occupational violence in Disability Services code of practice

The Code of Practice for the Prevention and Management of Occupational Violence in Disability Services, 2007, provides overall guidance on management of occupational violence but does not replace specific policies and procedures on occupational violence. Where relevant these are referenced in the code.

The code primarily addresses occupational violence issues within disability accommodation, as this is the highest exposure area (see Part 4). However much of the guidance is also relevant to areas such as outreach and client services (see Part 5).

The code covers services managed by the Department of Human Services using directly employed staff of the department.

The code covers the matters agreed to in the Health Services Union of Australia (HSUA) Department of Human Services Disability Services Certified Agreement 2004, section 29.9: Occupational Assault.

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