Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

 

Draft Terms of Reference for this recently announced Royal Commission have been released.

The draft Terms of Reference give The Royal Commission the scope to consider:

  • All forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
  • In all settings, but with a particular focus on what governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent and respond.

The areas of focus for the Royal Commission have been identified as:

  • What governments, institutions and the community should do to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • What governments, institutions and the community should do to encourage reporting and effective responses to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.
  • What should be done to promote a more inclusive society, which supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

If you would ike to involved, email SocialPolicy@aasw.asn.au.