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What is the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)?

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In April 2021, a new federal government initiative known as the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) will commence, aiming to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect in residential aged care. The SIRS expands upon the protections currently offered by the Aged Care Act 1997.

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All residential aged care consumers have the right to receive safe and high-quality care. In April 2021, a new federal government initiative known as the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) will commence, aiming to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect in residential aged care. The SIRS expands upon the protections to older adults in residential aged care currently offered by the Aged Care Act 1997.

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16 Feb 2021
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Heather Blackhall
07 Apr 2021
This was a detailed and informative resource to help me better understand the new SIRS regulations and requirements. I now have an understanding of how and why the government has implemented these processes.
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Anushila Dhakal
30 Mar 2021
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Muskan Muskan
09 Aug 2022
This training is really very efficient and informative.
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Manpreet kaur
14 Mar 2021
This resource is very important for me as I am working in aged care. I have better understanding of SIRS and the reportable reporting in aged care.
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Carolynn
22 Mar 2021
Good topic
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Sandy Attridge
07 Jun 2021
clear language, range of situations covered, legal "worries" dealt with (re whistleblower or reporters)
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Shirley Aclan
01 Sep 2021
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Bijayata Maharjan
28 Sep 2021
Work legally and ethically to prevent SIRS in workplace
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