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

On 28 March, 2019 Mental Health Victoria made a submission to Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability.

 

A high priority should be building foundation for the provision of accessible, high quality services. Higher quality services are not only a goal for future improvement, but also a preventative measure to reduce the instances of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability. Services of a high quality and standard are, in the first instance, safe services. They are services that respect the dignity, choice and rights of the people they support and are delivered by an appropriately qualified workforce. High quality services build the capacity of people with a disability to lead more fulfilling, contributing lives. Services that are resourced appropriately and build high standards of quality and safety into their design will ultimately reduce the incidence of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation and benefit the individuals receiving services and the workforce providing those services. Read the full submission here.