Your rights

Your information

If you report that an adult with a disability or an older person may be experiencing, or is at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation in their family, home or community, your information will not be provided to anyone else without your consent. This includes the person you are making the report about.

Your name and details will not be passed on to any other agency without asking you first. If inquiries need to be referred to the Police, your name will need to be provided to ensure the matter can be managed effectively.

Your details will never be reported publicly by the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission.

Privacy and confidentiality when making a report

You can make an anonymous report.

If you choose to share your details when making a report, this will help the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission to contact you again relating to your enquiry, or allow you to make follow up enquiries.

Sharing your details will also assist investigation teams with any further questions they need to ask you that could help the person you are concerned about.

False reports could be liable to civil, criminal or disciplinary action.

Information storage

Any information you provide will be stored securely by the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission and will only be accessible by the people at the ADC office who are inquiring into the matter.

Last updated:

11 Jan 2023

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We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future. 

Informed by lessons of the past, the Ageing and Disability Commission is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.

You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.

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