In April 2019, the Australian Government announced a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Commission is now underway, with a provisional report expected in October this year and a final report due April 2022.
The Commission was established due to extensive support and research showing that people living with a disability are at an increased risk of experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Commission aims to:
• Protect those in our community who are living with disability and assist in the prevention of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
• Improve practice standards in reporting and investigating any incidents that do occur
• Promote a society that is more inclusive and supportive of the independence of community members living with disability.
People with disability impacted by violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation, their families, carers and advocates, as well as organisations working in the disability sector are all encouraged to make a submission.
Baptist Care SA will be making some voluntary submissions of best practice and we are fully supportive of any of our clients or families wishing to make a submission too.
We are here to support you in any way we can.
Please contact your Placement Coordinator and we’ll be happy to help.
The Disability Royal Commission Legal Service is a free national legal service providing information and advice to people wanting to participate in the Royal Commission yourstorydisabilitylegal.org.au/Home