Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
In April 2019, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of the Disability Royal Commission. The Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability will inquire into what should be done to:
- Prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- Achieve best practice in reporting and investigating of, and responding to, violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- Promote a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Yooralla welcomes the Royal Commission and the opportunity it presents to advance the rights of Australians with disability. Yooralla will proactively participate in the Royal Commission.
Yooralla will make a submission to the Royal Commission. Yooralla is also very supportive of customers making submissions to the Royal Commission. It is our intention to make available advocacy support, external to Yooralla, for people who want support with this process. Read about how Yooralla has participated in previous external enquiries and reviews.
Yooralla is committed to, and significantly invested in, improving service quality and safety for people with disability. We have undertaken an extensive program of reform to embed a safeguards and human rights framework to better protect the rights and well-being of customers from abuse, harm and neglect. Yooralla’s policies, procedures, training and practices have been upgraded and enhanced to safeguard people with disability.
We have worked hard, and will continue to work hard, to embed a culture which promotes trust, openness and engagement and enables continuous learning and improvement. We continue to be vigilant and maintain our focus on customer rights.
Read about our journey of change.