Safeguards and quality services are key areas of inquiry for the Royal Commission. The purpose of this paper is to invite information and discussion from people with disability, their representative organisations and the public to better understand how safeguards and quality services may prevent and reduce violence against, and abuse, neglect, and exploitation of, people with disability and improve responses when it does occur.
The Commission wants to hear about safeguards and quality services that may prevent and reduce violence against, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of, people with disability. The Commission also wants to hear about gaps and ways in which safeguards could be improved to prevent and reduce violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation across all areas of life and settings for people with disability. The Commission is interested in the interaction between people with disability and services such as education, health, justice, transport, accommodation and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
A list of questions is included at the end of this paper. The questions are a guide. People do not have to answer every question. More information about how to respond to this issues paper is at the end of the paper.