Addressing the abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability forum

For the rights of people with disability to be fully realised, there must be a proactive and coordinated approach to preventing and addressing abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Recent inquiries have put the spotlight on the lived experience of people with disability in relation to abuse, neglect and exploitation, and highlighted the need for concerted action on multiple fronts.

For example, the NSW Ombudsman’s Disability Reportable Incidents scheme commenced in December 2014, and is the first – and only – legislated scheme in Australia for the reporting and independent oversight of serious incidents involving people with disability living in supported group accommodation.

Over the past 12 months, we have also been actively working with a range of agencies on identifying and responding to people with disability who are the subject of abuse and neglect in community settings.

At this forum, we will take a close look at what it takes to address abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in both disability service and community settings. The forum provides an important opportunity to consider the safeguards that currently exist in NSW, the gaps, and what needs to be put in place in NSW and nationally, by the end of the NDIS transition.

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Registrations for this event have now closed as we have reached maximum venue capacity.
If you missed out on a place, the event can still be viewed via our live streaming feed which will become available from the start of the event at 8:45am, on 24 November.
The video from the day will also be available to access after the event.

 Please contact us on 9265 0478 or forums@ombo.nsw.gov.au if you have any questions about the forum, or if you want to attend but haven’t registered.

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Join us as we take a close look at what it takes to address abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in both disability service and community settings. This forum provides an important opportunity to consider the safeguards that currently exist in NSW, any gaps, and what needs to be put in place in NSW and nationally, by the end of the NDIS transition. This is an open forum, and anyone with an interest in promoting the rights of people with disability are encouraged to attend. Register early as places are limited.

Over the past 12 months, we have been actively working with a range of agencies on identifying and responding to people with disability who are the subject of abuse and neglect in community settings. As well, recent inquiries have put the spotlight on the lived experience of people with disability in relation to abuse, neglect and exploitation, and highlighted the need for concerted action on multiple fronts.

For the rights of people with disability to be fully realised, there must be a proactive and coordinated approach to preventing and addressing abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2016

Location: SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney

Cost

  • Free for people with disability, their carers and families
  • $199 (incl. GST) for organisations

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