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Unexplained Injuries in Care – 3 Tips for Investigators

It goes without saying that injuries occur in all workplaces, not just the community sector. Yet there are certain unexplained injuries within care environments that should receive particular attention. We set out our top three 3 tips for investigators when confronted with an unexplained injury allegation in aged or disability care contexts.1.    Fully understand the care environmentThose charged…See More
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Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

The Key Warning Signs of Grooming and Sexual Manipulation

As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has painfully revealed, our most trusted institutions have at times mishandled some of the worst cases of child abuse imaginable.It is becoming clear to us as a nation that the trust given by children and other vulnerable people to individuals in positions of power is boundless. And it is this trust that can become…See More
Mar 22
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Criminal Conduct and the Likelihood of Conviction in Care

It is a great tragedy that the most vulnerable people in society – children, the elderly and the disabled – often fall victim to the most heinous types of abuse in care settings.    In some cases, the abuse can be obvious, such as when there is physical assault that results in visible injuries. At other times, the abuse is much subtler and more difficult to detect, as is the case where there is grooming…See More
Mar 16
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Criminal Conduct and the Likelihood of Conviction in Care

It is a great tragedy that the most vulnerable people in society – children, the elderly and the disabled – often fall victim to the most heinous types of abuse in care settings.    In some cases, the abuse can be obvious, such as when there is physical assault that results in visible injuries. At other times, the abuse is much subtler and more difficult to detect, as is the case where there is grooming…See More
Mar 15
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Does the NDIS Complaints System Have Enough Reach?

For those vulnerable people across Australia living with disability, the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been heralded as a much-needed security net. And for those caring for disabled individuals, the NDIS provides a framework for sustainable care arrangements.  In many ways, the introduction of the NDIS is the ultimate ‘good news’ story. Essential services and…See More
Mar 9
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Does the NDIS Complaints System Have Enough Reach?

For those vulnerable people across Australia living with disability, the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been heralded as a much-needed security net. And for those caring for disabled individuals, the NDIS provides a framework for sustainable care arrangements.  In many ways, the introduction of the NDIS is the ultimate ‘good news’ story. Essential services and…See More
Mar 8
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Abuse by Carers - Defining a Sad Reality

It is quite clear that employers in aged, disability and other care environments do their best to keep staff and clients safe, yet one dark phenomenon that can raise its ugly head in care contexts is abuse by carers. For many complex reasons, vulnerable people such as the aged, children, and disability clients, can be abused by the very people who are entrusted with their wellbeing.‘Abuse’ is a broad term…See More
Mar 2
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Abuse by Carers - Defining a Sad Reality

It is quite clear that employers in aged, disability and other care environments do their best to keep staff and clients safe, yet one dark phenomenon that can raise its ugly head in care contexts is abuse by carers. For many complex reasons, vulnerable people such as the aged, children, and disability clients, can be abused by the very people who are entrusted with their wellbeing.‘Abuse’ is a broad term…See More
Mar 1
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Investigating Complaints of Abuse by Carers

When vulnerable individuals in our society are subjected to abuse by their carers, our response as a community is understandably one of outrage. It seems beyond belief that this could happen.But the sad reality is that some individuals within aged care facilities, disability care contexts, at home or in childcare centres can face abuse from the very people with whom they should feel entirely safe.It…See More
Feb 23
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Investigating Complaints of Abuse by Carers

When vulnerable individuals in our society are subjected to abuse by their carers, our response as a community is understandably one of outrage. It seems beyond belief that this could happen.But the sad reality is that some individuals within aged care facilities, disability care contexts, at home or in childcare centres can face abuse from the very people with whom they should feel entirely safe.It…See More
Feb 22
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

What Does Child Protection Look Like in 2017?

There is no doubt that the sobering outcomes of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse have caused Australian organisations to take stock of their child protection strategies. Investigating and preventing abuse in care has become a non-negotiable priority issue for many citizens and institutions across the nation. So what is the current state of play?ABUSE IN CARE: NSW…See More
Feb 17
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

What Does Child Protection Look Like in 2017?

There is no doubt that the sobering outcomes of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse have caused Australian organisations to take stock of their child protection strategies. Investigating and preventing abuse in care has become a non-negotiable priority issue for many citizens and institutions across the nation. So what is the current state of play?ABUSE IN CARE: NSW…See More
Feb 15
Bernard Keith Althofer commented on Harriet Stacey's blog post Unpacking the Concept of Reasonableness
"Since first becoming involved in the provision of advice, guidance and support in relation to the prevention, detection, reporting and resolution of counterproductive behaviours such as bullying and harassment, I have formed the view that the two…"
Feb 10
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Unpacking the Concept of Reasonableness

Across all Australian workplaces the phenomenon of bullying is without doubt a front-and-centre topic. And as a result, overt instances of bullying in the workplace now tend to be more readily identified than ever before.One challenging idea for all concerned however is this; is it possible that management…See More
Feb 9
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Unpacking the Concept of Reasonableness

Across all Australian workplaces the phenomenon of bullying is without doubt a front-and-centre topic. And as a result, overt instances of bullying in the workplace now tend to be more readily identified than ever before.One challenging idea for all concerned however is this; is it possible that management…See More
Feb 8
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Inference or Evidence? Professionals Know the Difference

In the conduct of any workplace investigation, it can sometimes be tempting to hurry past those alleged facts that appear “perfectly clear”. Such perceptions arise when we draw together two or more related elements from an investigation, add our own assumptions on the matter, and infer from this a particular conclusion.Unfortunately, such inferences almost certainly arise off the back of faulty logic. A high-quality workplace investigation requires that we objectively seek and present only…See More
Feb 2

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Co-founder of Wise Workplace - national organisation with a reputation for excellence in the management and investigation of misconduct. Before establishing myself in workplace investigations, I was a lecturer in Policing (Investigations) for CSU for 9 years, and a police officer with operational policing experience in the UK and in the Australian Federal Police. I also have a professional background in workplace training and education with higher degrees in this area in addition to qualifications in forensic psychology.
Company website/blog
http://www.wiseworkplace.com.au
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Management and investigation of workplace misconduct
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Harriet Stacey's Blog

Unexplained Injuries in Care – 3 Tips for Investigators

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 13:00 0 Comments

It goes without saying that injuries occur in all workplaces, not just the community sector. Yet there are certain unexplained injuries within care environments that should receive particular attention. 

We set out our top three 3 tips for investigators when confronted with an unexplained injury allegation in aged or disability care…

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The Key Warning Signs of Grooming and Sexual Manipulation

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 12:30 0 Comments

As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has painfully revealed, our most trusted institutions have at times mishandled some of the worst cases of child abuse imaginable.

It is becoming clear to us as a nation that the trust given by children and other vulnerable people to individuals in positions of power is boundless. And…

Continue

Criminal Conduct and the Likelihood of Conviction in Care

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 8:30 0 Comments

It is a great tragedy that the most vulnerable people in society – children, the elderly and the disabled – often fall victim to the most heinous types of abuse in care settings.   



In some cases, the abuse can be obvious, such as when…

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Does the NDIS Complaints System Have Enough Reach?

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

For those vulnerable people across Australia living with disability, the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been heralded as a much-needed security net. And for those caring for disabled individuals, the NDIS provides a framework for sustainable care arrangements.  

In many ways, the introduction of the NDIS is the ultimate…
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