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As part of its response to the 2016 Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services, the Victorian Government committed to expand DWES to include all disability services. This means from 1 November 2017 DWES will apply to a broader group including:
Currently a worker on the DWES List can work in other non-residential disability services (for example, day services) and can remain in a direct support care role without their employer knowing they are on the DWES List.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?
Disability workers shouldn’t be too alarmed by this process. If you are on the list you should have already received a letter/s advising that you may be, or are on, the List.
Please contact HACSU Assist on 1300 651 931 if you have any queries.