We may require service providers to hold certain screenings prior to their commencement of services and maintain these for the duration of providing services for the Lifetime Support Authority (LSA). While we do not require a copy of these screenings prior to the commencement in working with the Lifetime Support Scheme (LSS) participants, we may, at any given time, request a copy during the provision of services.
All service providers working with a LSS participant under the age of eighteen or providers likely to have regular contact with children or young people while providing services to a LSS participant will require a Working with Children Check.
Service providers may also be required to have a Disability Services Employment Check, dependent on the services being contracted.
In some cases, service providers are required to both checks, regardless of the age of the LSS participant.
Service Planners will discuss with individual service providers the minimum screenings required by our organisation as part of the initial contracting of services for LSS participants.