Disability Royal Commission Advocacy

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, abuse, neglect, abuse and exploitation of people with disability.

Speaking Up For You had a team of Advocates who delivered advocacy support to people affected by the Disability Royal Commission.

They assisted people to:

  • Understand the purpose of the Disability Royal Commission
  • Work out whether they want to participate in the Disability Royal Commission
  • Participate in the Disability Royal Commission and find the best way for them to tell their story
  • Communicate with the Disability Royal Commission about required communication supports such as interpreters, accessible interview techniques and recordings
  • Referred people to other agencies for ongoing counselling and/or psychological support as needed

The final report was published on 2 November 2023, and the Royal Commission has made 222 recommendations on how to improve laws, policies, structures and practices to ensure a more inclusive and just society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

For more information, you can visit the Disability Royal Commission website by clicking here.

To read the Final Report, click here.

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