The Safeguarding Taskforce was established by the Minister for Human Services in May 2020 following the death of Ann-Marie Smith, an NDIS participant.

The Taskforce examined and reported on the gaps in safeguarding of people with disability across the state and commonwealth.

The Taskforce consisted of people with lived experience of disability and their families, and senior government officials.

The Taskforce was co-chaired by Dr David Caudrey, Disability Advocate and Kelly Vincent, Disability Rights Advocate. The Public Advocate was also a member of the Safeguarding Taskforce.

The final report was submitted to the Minister for Human Services in September 2020 and identified 14 Safeguarding Gaps and 7 recommendations to address these gaps.

Safeguarding Task Force Report (PDF, 1.4 MB) - July 2020

Safeguarding Task Force Report (Easy Read) (PDF, 6.1 MB)

Safeguarding Task Force supplementary report (PDF, 562.6 KB) - September 2020