Report: Scoping Study on Gender-Based Violence in Individualised Support & Care Services in Victoria
Sara Charlesworth, Fiona Macdonald and Jane Clarke worked on this Scoping Study for Worksafe Victoria.
The Scoping Study reports on available evidence on the nature and extent of gender-based violence in individualised disability support and aged care services in Victoria.
The study also explores what is known about the circumstances in which working conditions may provide a context for gender-based violence. In the recently implemented systems of individualised and marketised home care and disability support there is less regulatory oversight of both service providers and workers.
Inadequate regulatory oversight has exacerbated existing WHS risks for workers and introduced new risk factors. The implications of new and existing risks for Work Health & Safety regulators are explored with the final section considering action Worksafe Victoria might consider to respond to the risk of gender-based violence in individualised disability support and aged care services.
- Sara Charlesworth
- Fiona Macdonald
- Jane Clarke