Respond to suspected abuse

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCCCS021, 'Respond to suspected abuse'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Respond to suspected abuse' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify suspected abuse

1.1 Identify signs of suspected abuse

1.2 Review all available relevant information

1.3 Record concerns and actions taken according to organisation requirements

1.4 Comply with legal and organisation reporting requirements

2. Support people experiencing suspected abuse

2.1 Assess the actual and potential effects of suspected abuse of the person

2.2 Explore the person’s understanding and interpretation of the situation using awareness raising methods

2.3 Empower the person to seek clarification of relevant procedures, information and advice

2.4 Determine whether a course of action is required and if the person agrees to this

2.5 Obtain consent from the person or their legal representative, for any action to be taken on their behalf

2.6 Follow strategies, where appropriate, that have been developed to manage the perpetrator

2.7 Monitor and review action in accordance with organisation policy and procedures

3. Complete reporting requirements

3.1 Complete documentation according to legal requirements and organisation policy and procedures

3.2 Maintain and store documentation appropriately

4. Contribute to systems and procedures

4.1 Promote awareness of worker responsibilities to act on suspicion and disclosure of abuse

4.2 Monitor systems and procedures for their effectiveness in supporting vulnerable people

4.3 Identify and report problems with systems and procedures

4.4 Provide input to the process of improving systems and procedures