Disability Royal Commission

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

A Royal Commission is the highest level of public inquiry in Australia. Its main functions are to investigate an issue, produce a report and make recommendations to the government.

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established in April 2019. The exact scope and issues to be considered are set out in the Terms of Reference.

 

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    The Royal Commission is really important. Why?

    People who have disabilities, like me, have been treated so badly.

    Maybe I have been treated so badly that way and maybe you have too, as well.

    It is a bit sad to hear that we have been treated so badly that way.

    Also, too, you are not to blame for anything we have been through.

    We always have the right to be safe.

    We can always tell the Royal Commission about your bad experiences.

    I know that they want to hear from us and stop bad things from happening to us.

    Please think about it.

    If we speak up to the Royal Commission, then they can stop all this.

    We have to be brave in speaking up.

    Endeavour Foundation can help us with more information, or you can call the Royal Commission directly yourself.

    Here are all the details visit disability.royalcommission.gov.au

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    Let’s talk about the Disability Royal Commission and what it is and what it means for you.

    Sometimes, people with disability are treated badly.

    This is called Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation. The Royal Commission wants it to STOP and for everyone to feel safe and be safe, wherever they are.

    You can tell the Royal Commission if you have experienced bad things like this. They want to hear what people with disability go through in their lives.

    You can also tell the Royal Commission if you have an idea that could make our community safer for people with disability.

    Endeavour Foundation can support you. If you have questions about the Royal Commission, you can ask us, or we can arrange a meeting for you to speak to the Royal Commission.

    Some people might feel upset, angry or embarrassed about bad things they have been through but don’t worry, Endeavour Foundation can support you.

    If you don’t want Endeavour Foundation to help, the Royal Commission will support you. You can contact the Royal Commission directly visit disability.royalcommission.gov.au

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    Hi, my name is Alex, and I want to talk to you about the Disability Royal Commission and what supports are available.

    Sometimes, people with disability are treated badly. This is called Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.

    The Royal Commission wants it to STOP, and you can help by sharing with them any bad experiences you have had.

    Some people might feel upset, angry or embarrassed about the bad things they have experienced, so there are independent lawyers and advocates to support you.

    They are experts, and you can trust telling them your story. They will show you respect and kindness and listen to what you have to say.

    They can help you say what you want to say to the Royal Commission, and they will help you for free.

    They can give you good information, including information that will protect you.

    If you would like this support, you can speak to someone over the phone or send them an email. Visit disability.royalcommission.gov.au

  • Our commitment

    Endeavour Foundation welcomes the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability because it will provide a platform for people with disability to be heard.

    Abuse is not inevitable for people with disability and must not be tolerated under any circumstances.

    We acknowledge the courage of people who come forward and share their experiences and we applauded the Royal Commission in its commitment to assist in creating an inclusive and accessible community.

    The seriousness with which we view the Royal Commission and acknowledge its importance to make things better for people for disability is such that we will:

    • dedicate resources to coordinate our response to the Royal Commission;
    • prepare and respond to the Royal Commission in line with our values;
    • engage openly, honestly and transparently with the Royal Commission;
    • listen and learn from the Royal Commission and take up opportunities to better improve the quality and safety of our services;
    • respond with humility and empathy to any allegation brought to the Royal Commission involving Endeavour Foundation. If we have done wrong, we will seek to offer a comprehensive sponse including a sincere apology and efforts to make amends;
    • ensure people we support, their families and carers and employees are well informed about the Royal Commission and appropriately supported to engage with the Royal Commission.

    Please contact us if you have a question or would like support to engage with the Royal Commission by emailing drc@endeavour.com.au.

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