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Stealing or financial coercion by a staff member

Does the incident relate to a suspicion of stealing or financial coercion by an individual who is not a staff member of the provider?
Did a staff member steal money or valuables from a consumer (or is this alleged or suspected)?
Did a staff member financially coerce a consumer or deceive a consumer for financial benefit (or is this alleged or suspected)?

Financial coercion may include:

  • Changing their will to benefit the staff member.
  • Providing money or items.
  • Buying items for the staff member.
Was there conduct by a staff member to unreasonably control the financial affairs of a consumer?
Does the incident relate to missing money and items where a consumer, their family or any other source believes a staff member is responsible?
Does the incident relate to a fully informed consumer freely and willingly buying a small item for a staff member?
Does the incident relate to a fully informed consumer or family member freely and willingly giving a gift to a staff member?
Did money or items go missing where there is a suspicion or allegation that a staff member is responsible?
Did the incident cause (or could it reasonably have been expected to have caused) a consumer physical or psychological injury or discomfort that requires medical treatment to resolve?
Did the incident cause (or could it reasonably have been expected to have caused) a consumer physical or psychological injury or discomfort that requires psychological treatment to resolve?
Are there reasonable grounds to report the incident to the police?

Not reportable

Based on the information you have provided it appears that your incident is not a reportable incident under the SIRS.

This incident, like all incidents, should be managed should be managed using your service’s Incident Management System, or IMS.

It is important that your IMS is able to record incidents in a way that allows you to identify patterns of missing items that may reflect a more serious issue.

If you don’t know who is responsible for the missing item you must investigate to try to locate the item, to identify how the item came to be reported missing or reported stolen, and to identify the perpetrator if the item was stolen.

For more information please see our Stealing or financial coercion by a staff member factsheet.


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Priority 1

Based on the information you have provided it appears that this incident is a Stealing or financial coercion by a staff member – Priority 1 reportable incident.

Priority 1 reportable incidents must be reported to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission within 24 hours of you becoming aware of the incident.

You must report the incident through the My Aged Care Provider Portal.

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Priority 2

Based on the information you have provided it appears that this incident would be classified as a Stealing or financial coercion by a staff member – Priority 2 reportable incident.

Priority 2 reportable incidents that occurred on or after 1 October 2021 must be reported to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission within 30 days of you becoming aware of the incident.

You must report the incident through the My Aged Care Provider Portal.

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Not reportable

Based on the information you have provided it appears that your incident is not a reportable incident under the SIRS.

However this incident, like all incidents, should be managed using your service’s Incident Management System, or IMS.

It is important that your IMS is able to record incidents in a way that allows you to identify patterns of incidents that may reflect an ongoing risk or systemic issue.

For more information, please refer to the Effective incident management systems: Best practice Guidance.


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Friday, 1 October 2021 - 8:29am