Briefing paper

Clearing a path to full inclusion of people with disability in emergency management policy and practice in Australia

Publisher
Disasters Emergency care Emergency services Disaster planning People with disability Social inclusion Australia
Description

This issues paper was prepared in response to the lived experience and literature presented at the Disability and Disaster Resilience forum hosted by DARU on 27 August 2020, which built a picture of the roadblocks to safety and wellbeing for Australians with disability in emergency management.

What’s missing are methods, tools and programmatic guidance on how to include people with disability and their support needs in emergency management practice and policy formulation. This presents significant risk to the safety and wellbeing of people with disability before, during and after emergencies.

This paper distills six key issues that present barriers to the full inclusion of people with disability in emergency management and 5 practical actions that institutions with responsibility for emergency management and other stakeholders can undertake.

Publication Details
Access Rights Type:
open