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disability royal commission

A Royal Commission is an official way of looking into a big problem. 

We know that people with disability experience more violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation than people without disability.

This is not ok.  help us understand why this happens and how we can fix it.


If you or a person with disability that you know has ever experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation you can tell the Royal Commission so that it can help the Government and community understand why this happens and how we can fix it.

Learn more about the Disability Royal Commission on the official website here - https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au

There is another website about the Disability Royal Commission that is easier to understand. It might be useful to read but it is not the official website and we are unsure about whether it will be kept up to date - https://www.disabilityroyalcommission.com/

 

If you want to tell your story we encourage you to call these people first. You do not need to pay for this support, it is free as part of the Royal Commission:

National Counselling and Referral Service who will give 

  • support for your emotional wellbeing
  • support for making choices about telling your story
  • information on other practical supports available to you

Call them on 1800 421 468

National Legal Aid who will help you to

  • understand your rights and options for being part of the Disability Royal Commission
  • prepare for submissions or private sessions
  • find out about financial help (money)

Call them on 1800 771 800

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Information services

 

  • SA Inclusion Point

Services: Focus on intellectual disability. Information, individual, family and business supports. Skill building and information workshops.

Visit SACID- SA Inclusion Point at: 302 South Road, Hilton 5033 South Australia

Phone: (08) 8352 4416

Web: Click here

Email: [email protected]

 

  • Voices Together - Australian Self Advocacy Website

Services:  An online resource for self advocacy groups, the government and the community to connect, work together and to share information and knowledge.

Voices Together is a project of SARU (Self Advocacy Resource Unit - Victoria)

Web: Click here

 

  • NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission

Services: The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission is an independent government body that works to make sure the NDIS services you receive are safe and of a good quality. You have the right to safe and good quality services. You have the right to complain and speak up if you are getting bad quality or unsafe supports or services. You will not get in trouble if you complain.

Phone: 1800 035 544 (free call from landlines)

Website: Click here

 

  • SERU - Special Education Resource Unit

Services: Focus on educational materials and supports. Support for families, teachers and educators. 

Visit SERU at: 72a Marlborough Street, Henley Beach 5022 South Australia

Phone: (08) 8235 2871

Web: Click here

 

  • Department of Human Services - Disability Collection Library Resources (from the old Disability Information Resource Centre - DIRC)

Services: Generalised disability information and resource library.

Visit the 'Disability Collection' at: Charles Sturt Public Library, 72 Woodville Rd, Woodville 5011 South Australia 

Phone: 8408 1333

Web: Click here

Email: [email protected]