The following statement may be attributed to an Endeavour Foundation spokesperson.
Endeavour Foundation welcomes the release of the final report from the Royal Commission into the Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
We are grateful for the important work of the Commission in providing a platform for people with a disability to be heard.
Throughout this time, we have been distressed to hear about the experiences of people who have endured violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
We are immensely grateful for their courage in speaking out and demanding an end to these grievous injustices - now and for future generations.
Endeavour Foundation reaffirms that we all have a role to play in ensuring that Australia is a nation where people with a disability live free from violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
While we have monitored the progress of the Commission and implemented improvements throughout, we will be carefully considering the recommendations, especially in relation to best practice and ways to amplify the voices of people with a disability within our organisation.
For further media enquiries please contact Kirrily Boulton, phone 0429 077 886.
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
We support the aim of the Disability Royal Commission to pave the way for a more inclusive and just society, upholding the human rights and independence of people with disability, and ensuring they can live free from violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
The ‘Final report of the Disability Royal Commission’ is available on the Disability Royal Commission website and in the following formats:
Support and help
Support and help for matters raised or related to the Disability Royal Commission is available until 31 December 2023; please see below for details:
- Blue Knot Foundation delivers the National Counselling and Referral Service (free Call) Phone 1800 421 468 for the Disability Royal Commission. It provides trauma-informed telephone counselling and can discuss your referral options. It will remain operational until 31 December 2023.
- National Disability Advocacy Program is still funding advocacy agencies and you can contact them to discuss advocacy for your matter. You can find a list of NDAP providers in your state on the Ask Izzy website.
· Your Story Disability Legal Support 1800 77 1800 (Free call) will be available to provide information about the Final Report, as well as legal advice and support with other legal problems. You can find a list of community legal services in your state on the Ask Izzy website. You can also contact Legal Aid in your state or territory.
Beyond the Disability Royal Commission, we want to stress our ongoing commitment to taking all allegations of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation seriously. We pledge to respond with the utmost honesty, empathy, and support to facilitate the pursuit of justice.
We encourage anyone with concerns regarding our services to people we support to use our feedback and complaints process and the channels available through the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.