The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety estimates that 39.2% of people living in residential care homes experience abuse such as neglect, physical and psychological abuse.

SIRS is designed to strengthen the current compulsory reporting system that has been in place since 2007, with an emphasis on incident management and an extended list of reportable incidents.

Altura Learning’s training gets to the heart of what SIRS is really about - reducing abuse and neglect in residential aged care and works through how you can practically implement the new scheme.

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Course Description:

All Australians have a right to live free from abuse and neglect. The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) aims to reduce the risk of harm to older Australians living in residential aged care by creating a national framework for incident management and the reporting of serious incidents. This course explores different types of abuse, the responsibilities of service providers and reporting obligations required when serious incidents occur.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify different types of abuse
  • Explain what the Serious Incident Response Scheme is
  • Discuss the responsibilities of the service provider
  • Identify what a serious incident is
  • Discuss the incident management process
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