|Protection From Harm
|The biggest concern families have about community
agency services is safety and how their family member
will be treated by the support staff.
GCS, Inc. Believes, "When In Doubt, Check It Out"
It's everyone's responsibility to keep people with
GCS, Inc. is committed to protecting the people supported from
harm without exception. We have trained agency investigators on
staff to quickly respond to any allegation of abuse, neglect,
mistreatment or exploitation. When this sort of allegation is
reported, we immediately contact the TN Department of Intellectual
and Development Disability so an investigation can begin.
|GCS, Inc. has a Management Plan and staff development classes
to prevent incidents of abuse, neglect and mistreatment. We
have clearly posted contact numbers at every program site to
allow staff to directly contact the State of Tennessee to report
suspected incidents. The agency has a strict policy against
retaliatory actions as a result of reporting abuse allegations.
|The family is always notified of all allegations.
Anyone can report abuse, neglect, mistreatment or exploitation
by calling the
TN Department of Intellectual and Development Disabilities