Disabled Person Reporting
- A social worker is required to file a report with the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) if a person between the ages of 17 and 59 (inclusive) with a disability is being physically, sexually, emotionally, or financially abused by a caretaker. The 24 hour hotline number for the DPPC is 1-800-426-9009V/TTY.
- You will be asked to provide the same kinds of information for this report as with the others.
- Similarly, include concerns about the individual's safety as a consequence of the report being filed and inform the survivor of the fact that you will be filing the report.
- If you have a relationship with the client normally covered by confidentiality, the client may invoke that privilege, in which case you need to rely on your judgment and consultation.