The Internet has been a great boon for background checks, because it is primarily an electronic record of everything. The digital sphere captures whatever it turns its focus upon and today the whole world is pretty much digital. In this age of specialisation, where we outsource a great deal of the areas that we lack expertise in, it is fortunate that we can access information about prospective providers. In the case of putting a disabled family member into care you want to be absolutely sure about the caring provider. Having to put a disabled child into care, even if temporary, requires the most thorough background check of the care centre. It’s not enough to just looks at the testimonials on their website, you should google their name and see if any unsavoury news items exist about them.
Before Putting a Disabled Family Member into Care: Check Them!
Disabled people, especially children, are incredibly vulnerable and we must all do whatever is within our power to protect them. It is an unfortunate reality that some particularly nefarious people prey on vulnerable sections of our community. We have seen that in South Australia, where someone employed by that state’s social services, was not properly background checked and he was abusing small children. Eventually, this person was caught, but not before he had inflicted his abuse upon a succession of vulnerable children. Never assume that because someone is employed by a government agency, or a well-regarded private institution, that they are above suspicion. Never assume anything in life; is a message that I try to instil within my own children.
Disability care testimonials are important, and in tandem with checks into other areas, can provide some solid information regarding customer feedback about these car providers. As a responsible guardian for your own disabled children you must be particularly vigilant about background checks at every level. Whomever your child comes into intimate contact with must be personally vetted by you. It is not enough to accept assurances, because crying over spilt milk, after the fact, is extremely bitter in these instances if abuse occurs. You will never forgive yourself; that is a promise. If you really love your kids, you will go that extra kilometre again and again. There are good people out there in this industry; and they do not mind the scrutiny because they know how important that scrutiny is to the safety of these kids.