The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability.
This rapid review – undertaken by the Centre for Evidence and Implementation, in partnership with Monash University – reviews evidence that describes experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, with the aim of preventing this from occurring, and better supporting people with disability.
There were two key review questions:
- What are the risk and protective factors associated with violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disabilities from birth to 65 years?
- What is the nature of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation experienced by people with disabilities from birth to 65 years?
The scope of the review was limited to avoid overlap with the Aged Care Royal Commission and to reflect contemporary disability policy and legislation within four Commonwealth Western industrialised countries with similar economic, political and legal systems.