The Safety Net

Risk Management Principles


The basic principles, which guide Risk Management System's are:

  • Preventing serious incidents is the Number One priority.
  • Individuals have the right to a quality of life that is free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • Accurate reporting, continuous communication, consistent analysis of information and development of sound person-centered strategies are essential to prevent serious incidents to consumers.
  • Safe and accessible environments are everyone’s responsibility.
  • Individuals receiving services should be aware of and have written information available to them on incident reporting processes.
  • Anyone who, without false intent, reports an incident or makes an allegation of abuse, neglect or exploitation should be free of any form of retaliation.
  • A community agency’s risk management system must emphasize staff involvement as integral to providing safe environments for the individuals they serve.
  • Quality of life starts with those who work most closely with persons receiving services.

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