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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
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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
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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
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

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
2 blog posts by Harriet Stacey were featured
Jan 16
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Is Child Protection a Priority in Your Volunteer Organisation?

by Vince ScopellitiVolunteer organisations have a special place in the heart of every community. The vital work that they carry out most often involves providing assistance to those who are in need. Issues of poverty, homelessness, abuse, infirmity and mental illness are just some of the challenging aspects within the day-to-day operations of many volunteer groups.Volunteering and our kidsChildren and young…See More
Jan 13
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Liability for Volunteers: The Question of Workers Compensation

by Vince ScopellitiWorkers compensation is one of those central issues that necessarily impacts upon the thinking and planning of Australian employers. To use the old phrase – “accidents happen.” And indeed, it is this inevitability that leads to the simple, no-fault basis of most Australian statutory workers’ compensation schemes.Yet workers compensation is a variable beast, and not all issues are as…See More
Jan 11
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Jan 11
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Jan 4
Harriet Stacey posted a blog post

Liability for Volunteers: The Question of Workers Compensation

by Vince ScopellitiWorkers compensation is one of those central issues that necessarily impacts upon the thinking and planning of Australian employers. To use the old phrase – “accidents happen.” And indeed, it is this inevitability that leads to the simple, no-fault basis of most Australian statutory workers’ compensation schemes.Yet workers compensation is a variable beast, and not all issues are as…See More
Dec 21, 2016
A blog post by Harriet Stacey was featured

Conflict in Volunteer Organisations: Lessons from the CFA

by Vince ScopellitiThe CFA dispute between paid and unpaid volunteers has been a salutary tale for any Australian organisation with a mix of volunteers and paid workers. In many cases, these groups work together in relative harmony. After all, paid staff and volunteers tend to share similar values and goals in these workplaces. But how, when and why do things tend to go awry for…See More
Dec 14, 2016

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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

Investigating Complaints of Abuse by Carers

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

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…

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What Does Child Protection Look Like in 2017?

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 19:29 0 Comments

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…

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Unpacking the Concept of Reasonableness

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 13:38 1 Comment

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…

Continue

Inference or Evidence? Professionals Know the Difference

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 1:00 0 Comments



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…
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