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 the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. These incidents might have happened recently or a long time ago. It is a critical milestone in bringing about change. QDN participates in the Royal Commission by making submissions to its Inquiries.
Submissions and consultations
The purpose of the Commission is to transform community attitudes and bring about changes to policies and practices that have exposed people with disability to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation that denied them ‘full and effective participation and inclusion in society’.
The most important part of the Disability Royal Commission’s work is the engagement with people with disability, their families and supporters.
QDN will continue to provide submissions to the Disability Royal Commission as requests and issues papers are released.
In the past we have consulted with members to make submissions about:
- QDN Response - Disability Royal Commission’s Education and Learning Issues Paper
- Disability Royal Commission’s Education and Learning Issues Paper QDN Response December 2019 Accessible
- Disability Royal Commission’s Draft Accessibility Strategy QND Submission Sept 2019 Accessible
- Disability Royal Commission’s Draft TOR for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability QDN Submission Feb 2019 (Accessible Version)
To participate in the Disability Royal Commission, write submissions, respond to discussion papers, attend hearings or to tell your story click here.
If you are affected by the themes of the Disability Royal Commission and would like some free and independent support, you can call the Blue Knot Foundation on 1800 421 468.
You can also video conference, SMS, and web chat with them. Click here to visit the Blue Knot Foundation website.