DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION
On 4th April, 2019, a Royal Commission was announced, inquiring into Abuse, Neglect, Violence and Exploitation of People with Disability (‘The Disability Royal Commission’). For an explanation of these topics being addressed in the Disability Royal Commission, please access our Topics page.
A Royal Commission is the highest form of inquiry. The Disability Royal Commission aims to gather information and make recommendations on a broad range of matters that affect people living with disability.
DACSSA AND THE DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION
DACSSA has been nominated as a South Australian disability advocacy organisation, funded to support people to engage with the Disability Royal Commission. We can help to answer your questions, provide information, and assist you to engage with the Disability Royal Commission.
DACSSA is not only an advocacy organisation, but an independent advocacy organisation. This means that we act solely in the interests of the person we are supporting, with no relevant conflicts of interest.
More information on how DACSSA may assist can be found on our How DACSSA Can Assist page.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Hearing from people with disability, families, support people, organisations and the broader community helps the Royal Commission understand the situations in which violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation against people with disability occurs, how prevalent it is, and how they can make it stop occurring in the future.
A submission is the main way people and organisations can provide information to the Disability Royal Commission in order to give details about their experiences. Anybody can make a submission.
You can engage with the Royal Commission in your way. The Royal Commission will receive your story in the way that is most comfortable for you. You may choose to submit a painting, photographs, voice recording, video or poem. DACSSA can help you to find the best way for you.
You can also apply for a private session with a Commissioner.
There may be other features of the Royal Commission such as hearings and community forums that you might want to engage with at a later date. DACSSA will update our website and social media to let let you know what services we will offer for future Royal Commission engagement. If we have assist you with information or a submission in this Phase of the Royal Commission, we will have your details to advise of future phases.
IS THIS THE SAME AS THE NDIS QUALITY AND SAFEGUARDS COMMISSION?
The Disability Royal Commission is separate from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission helps to monitor disability service providers and look into complaints about the supports a person receives. This Commission will continue to exercise all of its quality and safeguarding functions, independent of, and during the period that the Disability Royal Commission is in operation.
For useful resources about the Disability Royal Commission please refer to our Resource page.