Disability Royal Commission (DRC)

The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. These incidents might have happened recently or a long time ago. The DRC wishes to hear people’s stories if they have experienced any neglect, abuse or exploitation.

ADEC has created a booklet to summarise the information from the official Easy Read Booklet on the Disability Royal Commission (DRC). The purpose of this booklet is to explain:

  • The meaning of the Royal Commission
  • Who should get involved?
  • How to share your story?
  • How ADEC staff can help you?
  • What services are available?

ADEC is committed to increasing awareness of abuse and preventing abuse in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. We understand the barriers that people with disabilities from CALD communities face while accessing services. We have supported many clients from culturally diverse backgrounds to ask for help from relevant services. We want to encourage people with disabilities from CALD communities to participate in the DRC, which means share their stories to help make a change.

ADEC is also running information sessions to help people learn more about the DRC and how to share their stories. If you are interested in finding out more about it please contact werribee@adec.org.au or phone or 03 9480 7000 (option 3 )

For more information on these information sessions please see the attached flier.

Flyer DRC sessions