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Enforcement actions

Last updated: 10/10/2018 8:46 PM
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​The Department of Communities (Communities) makes decisions about when to investigate non-compliance, and which enforcement action is appropriate, according to the Compliance Enforcement Framework.

Communities publishes details about the following enforcement actions for serious non-compliance:

  • Suspension or cancellation of provider approvals, service approvals and of supervisor certificates.
  • Issue of compliance notices.
  • Imposition of conditions on approvals or certificates for purposes of enforcement.
  • Acceptance by DLGC of enforceable undertakings.
  • Details of prosecutions or applications to the State Administrative Tribunal.

Once published on the Department's website the enforcement action will remain listed for 24 months.

The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) publishes its orders and decisions, with DLGC providing an overview. SAT provides a database of all orders up to June 2017 and more recent orders online.

All references to sections and regulations are to sections of the schedule to the Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 (the National Law) and regulations of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012 (the National Regulations) unless otherwise specified.

  
First Steps @ Dianella SE-00012564 421 Alexander Drive, Dianella, WA, 6059,

The approved provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened:

  • Section 175 - Offence relating to requirement to keep enrolment and other documents
  • Regulation 173 – Prescribed information to be displayed

Compliance Notice (s 177) issued on 31-August-18 requiring compliance by 14-September-18. Notice required AP to provide evidence of the service demonstrating compliance and there are systems in place to ensure compliance with listed regulatory requirements.

Outcome
AP provided some evidence of compliance with the notice on 13-September-18. Further evidence of compliance with the notice was provided on 2-November-18.
  
One Tree Bulgarra Children’s’ Service SE-00012447 Searipple Road, Karratha
Section 167 – Offence relating to protection of children from harm and hazards.

Compliance Notice (s.177) issued on 10 October 2018 requiring compliance by 9 November 2018. 

The notice required the Approved Provider (AP) to review the following with all educators employed at the service:

  • Risk assessments that are in place at the service and how they relate to the individual educators' room/yard/equipment

  • First aid treatment for accidental poisoning

  • Workplace Health and Safety policy

  • Workplace Health and Safety manual

  • Risk Management Policy

  • Administering First Aid

Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
  
Registered with WA Multicultural Family Day Care Service
Ms Eltom was charged on 24-July-18 with contravening section 295(1) of the National Law by providing attendance records for 6 children to an authorised officer of the Department, knowing those records were false or misleading in claiming the attendance of the children on days they did not attend.

Prosecution – Filed at the Midland Magistrates Court.

Outcome
On 15-Oct-18 His Honour Magistrate Taverner ordered Ms Eltom to pay a fine of $3,000 and to pay $1,628.10 in costs. His Honour said “His Honour said “This is a clear, in my view, clear cut case of dishonesty, it’s deliberate, you knew what you were doing, there is no confusion, children are either there or they weren’t there. You did it in order to get a financial benefit”.”
  
Camp Australia - West Leederville Primary School OSHC. (SE-00012746.) 58 Northwood Street West Leederville
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 51(8) of the National Law – contravening a condition on its service approval - on 14 different days between 6-Feb-8 and 22-May-18 by failing to ensure no more than 30 children attend its Service at any one time. The breach was deliberate in that the AP’s management deliberately attempted to devise a way around the requirements of the condition by keeping manual handwritten attendance rolls, separate from the online booking system, for all children whose attendance would put the AP in breach of the condition. This was the 8th occasion the Department had made an application to SAT regarding this AP.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action [2018] VR154 Filed 14-Aug-18

Outcome
On 22-Oct-18 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $210,000 for the contraventions of section 51(8) and to pay a contribution of $2,000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
  
Sonas Early Learning and Care Wattle Grove. (SE-40009558.) 332 Hale Road Wattle Grove
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) – ensuring adequate supervision - of the National Law on 31-May-18 when an attending child aged 1 year and 11 months left the service premises unnoticed and unsupervised until he was returned to the service around 4:40pm. CCTV footage from various sources showed him wandering alone around various locations at the Wattle Grove Shopping Centre complex. A member of the public alerted the service who then sent a staff member to collect the child.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action [2018] VR158 Filed 28-Aug-18

Outcome
The matter went to mediation on 26-Sep-18 where a proposed outcome was agreed. On 19-Oct-18 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $10,000 for the contravention of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $1,000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
  
Mulberry Tree Child Care - North Perth. (SE-00012945.) 174 Grosvenor Road, North Perth
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) – failing to ensure adequate supervision - of the National Law on 22-May-18 when a nearly 3-year-old child left the service unsupervised and was found crossing Grosvenor Street by 2 members of the public in their car.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action [2018] VR 149 Filed 10-Aug-18

Outcome
The matter went to mediation on 17-Sep-18 where an outcome was agreed. On 20-Sep-18 the Tribunal ordered the FDCE to pay a penalty of $10500 for the contravention of section 165(3). The Tribunal also ordered the AP to pay a contribution of $2000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
  
Nature Alliance Family Day Care Service
The family day care educator (FDCE) contravened section 165(3) of the National Law by failing to ensure that any child receiving education and care by her as a family day care educator was adequately supervised. On 22 May 18 a nearly 3-year-old child left the service via the front door. At 9:44am CCTV footage shows the child wandering around the front yard of the residence for 8 minutes without any supervision and then heading south along the street. A adult female member of the public found the child and took the child to Rockingham police station.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action (VR117-18) filed 4‑July-18

Outcome
The matter went to mediation on 2 Aug 18 where an outcome was agreed. On 16 Aug 18 the Tribunal ordered the FDCE to pay a penalty of $3,000 for the contravention of section 165(3). The Tribunal also ordered the AP to pay a contribution of $1,500 towards the Department’s legal costs
  
Meadow Springs Early Learning Centre, (SE 00012898) Cnr Oakmont Avenue and La Grange Place, Meadow Springs
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law by failing to ensure adequate supervision of all children in its care. On 18 Apr-18 a 2 ½ year old left the service unnoticed and unsupervised until an adult male member of the public brought him back to the service.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action  (VR115-18) filed 4‑July-18

Outcome
The matter went to mediation on 6 Aug 18 where an outcome was agreed. On 13 Aug 18 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $9,500 for the contravention of section 165(1). The Tribunal also ordered the AP to pay a contribution of $1,000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
  
Nippers Vacation Care (SE-00012984) 1 Moreton Crescent, Warnbro
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law by failing to ensure adequate supervision of all children in its care. On 8 Mar-18 a nearly 7-year-old child was left on a bus the AP was using to take children from its service to their schools. He was due to be taken to school shortly after 8am but was found by one of AP’s staff on the bus at around 11:30am while the bus was parked at the AP’s staff members home.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action (VR116-18) filed 4‑July-18

Outcome
The matter went to mediation on 8 Aug 18 where an outcome was agreed. On 5 Sept 18 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $9,000 for the contravention of section 165(1). The Tribunal also ordered the AP to pay a contribution of $1,000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
  
YMCA Kalgoorlie (SE-00012549) 1 YMCA Way, Kalgoorlie
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law by failing to ensure adequate supervision of all children in its care. On 9 Mar-18 a nearly 5-year-old child was left on a bus hired by the AP to bring children from the school to its service. He was found asleep on the bus at the bus depot.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action (VR92-18) filed 29-May-18

Outcome
The matter went to mediation on 4 July 18 where an outcome was agreed. On 19-July-18 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $10,000 for the contravention of section 165(1). The Tribunal also ordered the AP to pay a contribution of $2,000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
  
Helping Hands Atwell (SE00012420) 160 Lydon Boulevarde, Atwell WA
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law by failing to ensure adequate supervision of all children in its care. On 20 Feb-18 a 9 ½ year old child diagnosed with Autism left the AP’s service unnoticed and unsupervised and remained missing until the child’s mother informed the AP her child had walked home.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action (VR87-18) filed 23-May-18

Outcome
The parties negotiated by email and drafted an in-principle agreement on an outcome, for the Tribunals consideration. On 11 July 18 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $12,000 for the contravention of section 165(1) and ordered the AP to pay a contribution of $1,500 towards the Department’s legal costs.
  
Nature Alliance Family Day Care Service
The family day care educator (FDCE) contravened section 165(3) of the National Law by failing to ensure that any child receiving education and care by her as a family day care educator was adequately supervised. On 2 Mar-18 a 2-year old child left the FDCE’s residence unnoticed and unsupervised and remained missing for approximately 30 minutes.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action (VR83-18) filed 21-May-18

Outcome
The matter went to mediation on 29 May 18 where an outcome was agreed. On 5 June 18 the Tribunal ordered the FDCE to pay Penalty of $1,500 for the contravention of section 165(3) and to pay a contribution of $500 towards the Department’s legal costs.
  
Little Beginnings Education Forrestfield (SE 00012862) 34 Berkshire Road Forrestfield
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 167(1) of the National Law by ensure that every reasonable precaution was taken to protect children being educated and cared for by the service from harm and from any hazard likely to cause injury. On 30 Jan 18 a 4-year child was severely burned by hot water used in making play dough. The AP also contravened section 161 of the National Law by operating its service without a nominated supervisor for 11 months. The AP also contravened sections 173(2)(b), 174(2)(b), and 173(1)(b) of the National Law by failing to notify the Regulatory Authority of various matters.

Application to SAT for disciplinary action (VR86-18) filed 22-May-18

Outcome
The matter went to mediation on 30 July 18 where an outcome was agreed. On 17 Aug 18 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay penalties of: $22,000 for the breach of section 167(1), $1,500 for the breach of section 174, and a reprimant for th ebreach of section 173 and to pay a contribution of $500 towards the Department’s legal costs
  
Rossi Child Care Centre – Morley SE-00013078 252 Beechboro Road, Morley, WA, 6062
The approved provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Section 167 – Offence relating to protection of children from harm and hazards • Section 175 - Offence relating to requirement to keep enrolment and other documents • Regulation 103 – Premises, furniture and equipment to be safe, clean and in good repair • Regulation 54 – Process for certified supervisor to be placed in day to day charge of education and care service.
​Compliance Notice (s 177) issued on 31-August-18 requiring compliance by 14-September-18. Notice required AP to provide evidence of the service demonstrating compliance and there are systems in place to ensure compliance with listed regulatory requirements. 
Outcome
AP provided evidence of compliance with the notice on 14-September-18.
  
N/A
The family day care educator (FDCE) contravened section 165(3) of the National Law by failing to ensure that any child receiving education and care by her as a family day care educator was adequately supervised. On 13-Dec-17 the FDCE left a 2-year-old locked in the residence while attending a medical appointment. The FDCE also contravened regulation 178(2) by failing to ensure attendance records were accurate.

​Application to SAT for disciplinary action (VR49-18) filed 6 April 2018.

Outcome
The matter went to mediation on 3 May 18 where an outcome was agreed. On 9-May-18 the Tribunal ordered the FDCE to pay a penalty of $3,000 for the breach of s165(3) and $200 for the breach pf r174(2). and to pay a contribution of $1,000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
  
Cowaramup Child Care Centre SE: 00012517
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: Section 161 Offence to operate education and care service without nominated supervisor.
​Issue of Complia   Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 6 August 2018 requiring compliance by 24 August 2018. Notice required AP to:​
  • The person with management and control of the Approved provider (Jennifer LEECE) must submit a completed application for a Certified Supervisors certificate.
  • Must submit a notification of change to nominated supervisor.
  • Must put in place processes and procedures to ensure the service will operate with a Nominated Supervisor in the event of a Nominated Supervisor ceasing employment or a person being unable to continue to fulfil the role of Nominated Supervisor including:
    • Notifying the regulatory authority when the nominated supervisor resigns
    • Process to engage a new nominated supervisor.
Outcome
The AP failed to provide all evidence required within the specified timeframe. Further correspondence was made with the AP and an extension of time was given until 7 September 2018. The AP submitted the required evidence on 10 September 2018 and now complies with the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
  
Cowaramup Child Care Kindy SE: 40003643
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: Section 161 Offence to operate education and care service without nominated supervisor.
​Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 6 August 2018 requiring compliance by 24 August 20​18. Notice required AP to:
  • The person with management and control of the Approved provider (Jennifer LEECE) must submit a completed application for a Certified Supervisors certificate.
  • Must submit a notification of change to nominated supervisor.
  • Must put in place processes and procedures to ensure the service will operate with a Nominated Supervisor in the event of a Nominated Supervisor ceasing employment or a person being unable to continue to fulfil the role of Nominated Supervisor including;
    • Notifying the regulatory authority when the nominated supervisor resigns
    • Process to engage a new nominated supervisor.
Outcome
The AP failed to provide all evidence required within the specified timeframe. Further correspondence was made with the AP and an extension of time was given until 7 September 2018. The AP submitted the required evidence on 10 September 2018 and now complies with the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
  
Buttercups Childcare SE-00016281 156 Aberdeen St NORTHBRIDGE WA 6003

The approved provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened:

  • Regulation 174 - Offence to fail to notify certain information to Regulatory Authority.
  • Regulation 165 - Offence to inadequately supervise children.

​Compliance Notice (s 177) issued on 4 July 2018 requiring compliance by 25 July 2018. Notice required AP to provide evidence of the service demonstrating compliance and that there are systems in place to ensure compliance with listed regulatory requirements.

Outcome
AP provided evidence of compliance with the notice on 20 July 2018.
  
Bubbles Family Day Care Scheme SE-00014308 Unit 2 353 Shepperton Road EAST VIC PARK WA 6101
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened:
  • Section 167 - Offence relating to protection of children from harm and hazard
  • Section 175 - Offence relating to requirement to keep enrolment and other documents
  • Regulation 97 - Emergency and evacuation procedures
  • Regulation 103 - Premises, furniture and equipment to be safe, clean and in good repair
  • Regulation 158 - Children's attendance records to be kept by approved provider
  • Regulation 173 - Prescribed information to be displayed.
Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 16 May 2018 requiring compliance by 5 June 2018. Notice required AP to:
  • Provide evidence that all your existing educators have received induction training and have had their residences assessed prior to becoming an approved and registered carer.
  • Provide evidence of systems that are in place at the service to ensure that all future educators will receive induction training and will have their residences assessed prior to becoming an approved and registered carer.
  • Provide evidence of all current educators’ public liability insurance and evidence of a recent staff meeting or reminder notice to all educators (including assistants) that details the requirement process for keeping child enrolment records.
  • Provide evidence to show the service has policies and procedures in place to ensure all educators have emergency evacuation and procedures displayed at each exit.
  • Provide evidence of systems that are in place at the service to ensure that all your educators are compliant with:
    • Displaying the emergency evacuation floor plan and procedures at every exit of the premises.
    • Carrying out and documenting a risk assessment prior to excursions and regular outings including school runs that identifies potential emergencies relevant to each Educators service.
  • Provide evidence that all family day care educators are aware of the legal requirement to keep an accurate record of attendance and displayed prescribed information.

 

Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
  
Kwinana Recquatic Vacation Care Program SE: 00012818

The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened:

  • Section 162(1) Offence to operate education and care premises unless responsible person is present
  • Section 165 Offence to inadequately supervise children
  • Regulation 86 Notification to parents of incident, injury, trauma and illness
  • Regulation 87 Incident, injury, trauma and illness record
  • Regulation 101 Conduct of risk assessment for excursion
  • Regulation 170 Policies and procedures to be followed.

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 22 May 2018 requiring compliance by
19 June 2018. Notice required AP to:

  • Have systems in place to ensure the Responsible Person has agreed to the role in writing and the service keeps a record of this.
  • Have systems in place that clearly identifies who the Responsible Person is at any given time.
  • Conduct training sessions with educators to ensure that they fully understand active supervision particularly whilst on excursions, following the services policies and procedures, completing risk assessments and how and when to complete ‘Incident, injury, trauma and illness’ records.
Outcome
The AP requested an extension as training was organised for 20 June 2018. An extension was granted until 22 June 2018 The AP submitted the required evidence on 22 June 2018 and now complies with the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
  
YMCA Tambrey Early Learning Centre (SE-00013273), 502 Balmoral Road, Karratha WA 6714
The Approved Provider is alleged to have contravened: Section 167 (1) Offence relating to protection of children from harm and hazards.

Issue of Compliance Notice (S177) on 26 April 2018 requiring compliance by 17 May 2018. Notice required approved provider to:

  • ​Ensure all educators complete an appropriate training course regarding the management and awareness of allergies.
  • Create / update policies and procedures surrounding the processing, handling and serving of food to children with allergies.

Provide evidence to demonstrate that all educators are aware of and have agreed to follow the risk minimisation plans created for each child with an allergy. 

Outcome
The Approved Provider submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
  
Southlake OSHC (SE-00013114), Cnr Mason Crt and Elderberry Dr, South Lake WA 6164
The Approved Provider is alleged to have contravened: Section 165A (1) Offence relating to children leaving the education and care service premises unauthorised. Section 165 Offence to inadequately supervise children Regulation 170 Policies and procedures to be followed.
Issue of Compliance Notice (S177) on 22 February 2018 requiring compliance by 22 March 2018.  Notice required AP to:

Review the below mentioned policies ensuring information relating to the following is added:

  • ​Supervision Policy – clearly specifies how educators can actively and diligently supervise children at all times.
  • Children Leaving the Area of Supervision – clearly informs educators of their roles and responsibilities
  • Behaviour Management Plan – clearly specifies when and how a plan should be completed for a child that requires one.

Complete a risk assessment and a risk mitigation plan for the outdoor area which includes ensuring children are unable to climb over the fence and ensuring the external gate keys are easily accessible to the educators at all times.

Conduct training with all staff working at Southlake OSHC on the following:
  • ​c​hanges to the above mentioned policies and procedures
  • changes to any risk assessments
  • changes to the behaviour management procedure and developing management plans to assist the child.
Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
  
Melville Day Care Centre SE-00012903 39 Rome Road, Melville
S.25(1)(g)(i) Grounds for suspension of provider approval – The approved provider failed to comply with the State Administrative Tribunal Orders of 20 November 2017, being A. Within 28 days of the date of the order, or within such other time as agreed in writing between the parties within the 28 days, Lady Bug Holdings Pty Ltd must pay to the Department a penalty of $2,000 for breach of section 177(3) of the National Law B. Within 28 days of the date of this order, or within such other time as agreed in writing between the parties within the 28 days, Lady Bug Holdings Pty Ltd must pay to the Department a contribution of $3,000 toward the Department’s legal costs of these proceedings

Show cause notice issued 21 December 2017.

Approved provider responded to show cause notice on 15 January 2018 requesting payment plan with all monies to be paid by March 2018.

​Decision to suspend provider approval made 22 January 2018.  Suspension to take effect from close of business Friday 6 April 2018 allowing approved provider until 31 March 2018 to make full payment of monetary order.  Decision to suspend provider approval will be repealed upon payment of monetary order.

Outcome
Payment of monetary order made Friday 6 April 2018. Decision to suspend provider approval revoked effective immediately.
  
The Certified Supervisor (CS) was alleged to have provided false/misleading document to an organisation purporting to hold a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood qualification.

A show cause notice was issued to the CS on 11 January 2018 advising that the Regulatory Authority is considering cancelling the Certified Supervisor certificate. CS had 30 days to respond to the notice. 

​The grounds for the proposed cancellation under section 123 of the National Law were:

CS is no longer a fit and proper person to be a supervisor of an education and care service.

Outcome
After considering the written response from CS, the Certified Supervisor certificate was cancelled effective as of Monday 19 March 2018.
  
Cushchildhood Family Day Care Service (SE 40001975)
James Atem contravened section 295(1) by knowingly providing false information to authorised officers on 22 November 2016. That information was claiming the attendance of his two children in education and care on 21, 25, 27 and 28 October and 1, 3 and 7 November when in fact the two children did not attend education and care on those days.

​Prosecution in Midland Magistrates Court for 14 breaches of section 295(1) – filed January 2018.​

Outcome
On 12 March 2018 His Honour Magistrate Sharratt found that the court would proceed to deal with 14 charges, despite Mr Atem’s arguments there should only be one charge. Mr Atem pleaded guilty to all 14 charges and was fined $4,000 with $1,500 costs.
  
Seeds Childcare and Early Learning Centre. (SE-00012680) 89-91 Gerard Street EAST CANNINGTON WA 6053
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 24 May 2017 by failing to ensure that all children being educated and cared for by the service were adequately supervised at all times the children were in the care of the service. One child was badly bitten by another child after the second child crawled into the first child’s cot unobserved by the AP’s staff.

​Application to SAT for disciplinary action (VR8/2018) Filed 16 January 2018​

Outcome
On 12 March 2018 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $10,000 for the breach of section 165(1).
  
The Certified Supervisor (CS) was alleged to have provided false/misleading documents to an education and care service purporting to hold a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Care) qualification and teacher’s registration in WA. It was also alleged that the CS provided false information in regards to her early childhood and care qualification on her resume.

A show cause notice was issued to the CS on 21 December 2017 advising that the Regulatory Authority is considering cancelling the Certified Supervisor certificate. CS had 30 days to respond to the notice. 

​The grounds for the proposed cancellation under section 123 of the National Law were:

CS is no longer a fit and proper person to be a supervisor of an education and care service.

Outcome
After considering the written response from CS, the Certified Supervisor certificate was cancelled effective as of Monday 19 February 2018.
  
On 14 December 2017 the certified supervisor (CS) failed to intervene when another CS (see entry for Tammie BELL) held an autistic 6 year old child and watched while a third CS (see entry for Kathleen BURTON) put soap in the mouth of the child as a form of punishment and lesson for behaviour management. The CS was aware that BURTON had earlier smacked the child. The CS failed to report either incident to the child’s parent, the approved provider or the Regulatory Authority (RA).

​The RA issued a notice 21 December 2017 requiring the CS to show cause why her supervisor certificate should not be cancelled on the basis she was not a fit and proper person to be a supervisor of an education and care service​.​​​

Outcome
On 31 January 2018 the RA decided to cancel the CS’s supervisor certificate effective as of 14 February 2018.
  
On 14 December 2017 the certified supervisor (CS) held an autistic 6 year old child as a second certified supervisor (see entry for Kathleen BURTON) put soap in the mouth of the child as a form of punishment and lesson for behaviour management. The CS failed to report the incident to the child’s parent, the approved provider or the Regulatory Authority (RA).

​The RA issued a notice 21 December 2017 requiring the CS to show cause why her supervisor certificate should not be cancelled on the basis she was not a fit and proper person to be a supervisor of an education and care service​.​​

Outcome
On 31 January 2018 the RA decided to cancel the CS’s supervisor certificate effective as of 14 February 2018.
  
On 4 December 2017 the certified supervisor (CS) smacked and put soap in the mouth of an autistic 6 year old child as a form of punishment and lesson for behaviour management. The CS failed to report the incident to the child’s parent, the approved provider or the Regulatory Authority (RA).

​The CS was charged by police with one count of aggravated common assault and pleaded guilty.

The RA issued a notice 21 December 2017 requiring the CS to show cause why her supervisor certificate should not be cancelled on the basis she was not a fit and proper person to be a supervisor of an education and care service.

Outcome
On 31 January 2018 the RA decided to cancel the CS’s supervisor certificate effective as of 14 February 2018
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