The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (DRC) has recommenced their engagement sessions, after being postponed due to COVID-19. The first engagement session was an online meeting with representatives from a range of First Nations organisations in Victoria.
The Royal Commission has also announced their first public hearing since COVID-19, to be held during the week commencing Monday 17 August 2020 in Sydney. The public hearing will focus on the experiences of people with disability during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
So far the Royal Commission has received over 1,000 submissions. Some interesting facts include:
The Royal Commission is still actively encouraging submissions from individuals, families and carers, recently releasing their information brochures in a range of languages, in addition to their Easy Read and AUSLAN versions. In addition, they have released posters, flyers and postcards explaining how to make a submission.
Baptist Care SA will continue to provide regular updates on the Royal Commission; however, if you would like to access any of these resources, or would like more information about making a submission, please visit their website or contact Chelsea Arnold on 8273 7100 (a return phone call will be arranged) or [email protected].