Organisation

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

Owning Institution:

The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019, in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. The Royal Commission will investigate:

  • preventing and better protecting people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • achieving best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
  • promoting a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Report

Violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of LGBTQA+ people with disability: a secondary analysis of data from two national surveys

This report, commissioned by the Disability Royal Commission, finds that LGBTQA+ people with disability experience higher rates of violence and abuse due to their gender or sexual orientation.
Report

Complaint mechanisms: reporting pathways for violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

This report provides guidance on the design of accessible and inclusive complaint mechanisms that work as pathways to report violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. It also identifies a series of improvements which could be made to existing complaints mechanisms.
Report

Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability

This research paper outlines evidence found about interventions to change attitudes towards people with disability. The interventions were aimed at different levels where change may occur - people’s personal perceptions, their interactions with other people, their roles in organisations or the structures in their community...
Report

Report on public hearing 13: Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services (a case study)

Public hearing 13 examined the experiences of a group of people with disability living in disability residential accommodation in western Sydney provided by a non-government disability services provider, Sunnyfield Disability Services.