THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE DISABILITY SECTOR
As you’ve probably heard through the media, there has been a Royal Commission into the disability sector. This is good news. Here we have created some information for you to read so that you have a good understanding of why it’s important to the sector and what it means for Unisson.
Understand the role and work of the Royal Commission:
WHAT IS THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE DISABILITY SECTOR?
The Royal Commission into the Disability Sector is officially called the "Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability". Details of the Royal Commission will be updated as the Royal Commission progresses.
The core purpose of this enquiry is to ensure people with disability are not subjected to violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation. The terms of the Royal Commission are intentionally broad, including all types of disability, all settings and not including any time restrictions. Following their investigation, the Royal Commission is instructed to make recommendations for future improvements.
We believe that this Royal Commission will be an important way to drive positive change for people with disability, so we'll be supporting it with everything we've got.
Read through the below easy read documents to understand exactly what the Royal Commission into the Disability Sector is.
- The Australian Governments Department of Social Services - Do You Need Support?
- Council for Intellectual Disability - What is the Disability Royal Commission?
This short video is also available to help you understand more - About the Disability Royal Commission
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO UNISSON?
A Royal Commission shines a light on a sector and specifically the policies, processes, and practices of organisations within the sector.
The core purpose of this enquiry is to ensure people with disability are not subjected to violence, abuse, neglect, or exploitation. We support this enquiry wholeheartedly, knowing that it will bring about positive changes for people with disability in our country.
Unisson wholeheartedly supports the Royal Commission and continues to take a proactive approach to ensure we are a leader in delivering safe and inclusive supports and positive change for people with disability.
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