Safe Support tool

Safe Support is a tool to assist support workers, clients and their family/authorised person to create and maintain safe, supportive relationships.


About Safe Support

Safe Support helps those involved in in-home support or services, to understand professional boundaries, maintain a respectful and inclusive home and uphold health and safety during an in-home support service.

Safe Support includes a set of principles to follow during a support service. Under each principle are behaviours that everyone can uphold in the home, to keep each other safe.

Working together, those involved in the in-home support relationship can sign their commitment to safe practices.

The tool tells you about:

  • building positive relationships during an in-home support service
  • upholding professional boundaries and expectations around safety in the home
  • preventing risk of injury in the home
  • infection control and hygiene
  • respect and inclusion