Violence and abuse of people with disability at home

The Disability Royal Commission is considering all forms of violence and abuse in the home (often referred to as domestic and family violence) inflicted by intimate partners, other family members and First Nations kinship networks as well as support workers, professionals, housemates, and co-residents in shared accommodation and group homes.

Places where people with disability may live, such as group homes and boarding houses, will be considered and whether they may make people more vulnerable to violence and abuse in addition to the link to homelessness.

The issues paper on Violence and abuse of people with disability at home is asking the public to share their views about how people with disability experience violence and abuse where they live.  The issues paper asks 13 questions to help people and organisations to provide responses.

The paper is available for download in Easy Read, PDF and DOCX.

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Disability Royal Commission

Disability Royal Commission

Date published:
Wed 2nd Dec, 2020

Closing date:
Fri 26th Feb, 2021