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What are your human rights?

What is neglect?

…when someone who is meant to look after you does not look after you properly …

Physical neglect

Emotional neglect

Passive neglect

People who are supposed to look after you:

They might not mean to do these things.

Wilful neglect

People ignore your needs or wants on purpose.

Neglect in the workplace

Your supervisors or fellow workers might:

What can you do about neglect?

Reporting neglect outside work

Tell a family member, support worker, friend, member of your church, or the police.

Remember to tell:

What can you expect to happen?

When you report neglect, people you tell should:

What if nothing changes?

If you tell someone but they do not do anything about it, do not give up.

Tell someone else.

Reporting neglect at work

Your workplace must protect you from neglect.

The Disability Services Standards make that clear.

Disability Services Standard 12

Disability Services Standard 12 is about the protection of human rights.

When you are at work, your workplace must:

Nobody should:

Your workplace's complaints policy

Other ways to make a complaint

Sometimes, the people you rely on for help can also be the people who neglect you.

Your workplace can give you details about how to contact an advocacy or complaints service.

People there can help you as well.

Remember your human rights!

It is really important to remember that neglect harms you in all sorts of ways, not just physically.

If someone who should be looking after you is not doing so, they are taking away your human rights and you should tell someone it is happening.

Who can help you stop the neglect?

If you are in danger, call the police on 000.

The fact sheet about stopping neglect has further contact details.

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

People at the Hotline can help you. They can also find someone else to talk about your problem for you.

The fact sheet about stopping neglect has full contact details.

Complaints Referral and Resolution Service (CRRS)

People at the CRRS can help you. What you tell them is confidential.
They will not tell anyone else what you say.

The fact sheet about stopping neglect has full contact details.

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