In healthcare facilities, patient safety and well-being are known to be influenced by the built environment (BE). However, mechanisms linking BE to patient safety and wellbeing are not well-understood, which hinders the prevention and mitigation of undesired outcomes.
This issues paper invites the public to share their views about how people with disability experience violence and abuse where they live.
If people who need care can access that care close to where they live, it can be easier for them to maintain social connection with family and friends, and receive informal support from these people. This paper examines estimates of the drive distance and time...
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: interim report
This interim report sets out what the Royal Commission has done in its first 15 months, the cut-off point being 31 July 2020. The report outlines how people with disability experience attitudinal, environmental, institutional and communication barriers to achieving inclusion within Australian society.
The 'Australian health sector emergency response plan for novel coronavirus' guides the Australian health sector response. This management and operational plan focuses on people with disability.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the systemic disadvantage that people with disability face in Australia and around the world. These guidelines are designed to ensure that human rights considerations inform the decisions made by health care and disability workers when supporting people with disability.
This research report describes the findings from a national survey of 357 disability support workers (DSWs) conducted online between May and June 2020.
This issues paper looks at the use and impact of restrictive practices on people with disability. The Commission wants to know about the effects of restrictive practice on people with disability.
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: first progress report
This progress report provides an overview of the work undertaken by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, since its establishment was announced in April 2019. It also outlines the Commission’s program for 2020.
This framework aims to reduce the unnecessary and inappropriate contact of young people in residential care with the criminal justice system. The framework establishes a commitment across state government departments, Victoria Police and residential care service providers.