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, ask service providers what screening checks they have in place or request copies, and document the response in our internal system.
The LSA requires that all contracted service providers have a Working with Children Check (WWCC).
A NDIS Worker Check is accepted as an alternative to the WWCC unless:
- The service providers are working with an LSS participant under the age of eighteen or service providers are likely to have regular contact with children or young people while providing services to an LSS participant..
- The service provider is a member of the LSA Attendant Care Services provider panel, in which a WWCC is mandatory.
LSA staff will discuss with individual service providers the minimum screenings required by our organisation as part of the initial contracting of services for LSS participants.