Disability Royal Commission seeking feedback on safeguards and quality services

How do people with disability experience safeguards? What promotes quality in services? How do these prevent and reduce exposure to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation?

The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from people with disability, representative organisations, advocates and the public about gaps in the area of safeguards and quality services.

This includes in the provision of services like education, health, justice, transport, accommodation and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The paper looks at informal safeguards such as self-advocacy and trusted relationships. It also looks at formal safeguards which may include laws and policies, organisational culture and complaint processes.

The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework is one framework that provides formal safeguards for people with disability accessing NDIS. It aims to ensure high quality services and safe environments for NDIS participants while providing supports that promote their right to choice and control.

Quality services focus on providing positive outcomes for people who use them.

The issues paper contains a list of questions to help you respond. The Commission encourages responses by 1 February 2021.

Read the full issues paper on its website. It is available in Easy read and there is also information in Auslan.