How the system works
How does the Safe Return Home System
Safe Return Home is a secure and confidential national data system that contains the relevant details necessary to assist police in finding or identifying an 'at risk person'. The system is available 24 hours, every day from any location in Australia.
All information is provided by the carers, including demographic details and any relevant medical or behavioural information that may assist in the locating or identification of the person concerned. A high-resolution photograph (suitable for mass distribution in a range of mediums) is also included. Carers control what information is supplied and how it is used. The system operates as follows:
can be added onto the system via a completion of a mailed application
form or via an online registration system.
recent colour photo
is required that allows a full length and face image (the image must
be high quality and allow for magnification).
on registrants also includes the history of any relevant behaviour and previous incidents
(dates/times), including where the person was located.
Optionally, the system provides information regarding the persons medical practitioner, critical health
conditions and medications, level of memory and disorientation, independent living skills capabilities, any
behaviours of concern and suggested management approaches.
The registration is under
the control of carers - they provide the information they want and
can edit this via the private area of the public web site. Carers
have access to their relative’s details only.