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Disability Royal Commission: Input to the Quality and Safeguards Issues Paper by 1 February 2021

1 December 2020

The Disability Royal Commission is seeking input from people with disability, representative organisations, advocates, and the public concerning gaps in safeguards and quality services.

The call for information comes as the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability released its ‘Safeguards and Quality Issues Paper’ on November 18 2020.

The paper addresses informal safeguards including self-advocacy and trusted relationships, and formal safeguards including legislative and administrative processes. Quality services includes those with a focus on providing positive outcomes for the people who use them.

The Royal Commission is seeking to learn about the experience of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability from birth to end of life.

In particular, the Commission wants to examine the experiences of First Nations people with disability and culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability, as well as children and young people’s experiences.

You can provide feedback by 1 February 2021 either:

  • Electronically to DRCEnquiries@royalcommission.gov.au
  • in writing to GPO Box 1422, Brisbane, Queensland 4001
  • by phone on 1800 517 199 or +61 7 3734 1900, we can make a time with you to take your response over the phone (Monday to Friday, excluding national public holidays)
  • by audio recording
  • by video recording.

Responses can be in any language. The Royal Commission will translate the response to English.

 (Auslan video) https://youtu.be/oocneIp-vx0    


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