Submissions open for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

By Kate Reid, 2 August 2019 , Comments

Submissions are now open for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Royal Commission is an opportunity for people with disability, their families and carers to share their experiences. This will help to inform Australian governments, institutions and the wider community on how to prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in the future.

Northcott welcomes the Commission, seeing it as an opportunity to address long-standing issues in the disability sector and to affect policy setting. We have appointed a dedicated team who are currently collecting information and details of key incidents and mitigations from the last 10 years.

If you want more information, or wish to make a submission, Northcott can assist you to do so. Please reach out to our team for support.

If you choose to make a submission, you will be asked a series of questions about yourself. In particular the Royal Commission wants to hear about the following:

  • Incidents of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation of people with disability
  • Complaints processes and outcomes
  • Lack of access to support or services
  • Quality of disability support services
  • Examples of best practice and innovation

Submissions will be recorded, reviewed and used to inform the Commission’s work. Those who wish to make confidential submissions will be given the opportunity shortly.

Submissions can be made using the submission forms (including an Easy Read version) that can be found here.

Those who are unable to complete the form can provide their submission by phone on 1800 517 199 (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday AEDT) or via email at

For more information, click here.



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