Safe Support: A tool for in-home support workers

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

The cards are available for download as an interactive PDF that can also be printed. There is also an Easy English version of the cards available.

For any feedback on Safe Support, please email [email protected].