Scope welcomes the Disability Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (DRC or Royal Commission) was established in mid-2019 by the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments.

Scope welcomes the establishment of the Royal Commission because we regard it as another development that helps to advance the rights of people with disability. It is consistent with our own mission to enable each person we support to live as an empowered and equal citizen.

Our approach to the Royal Commission will be consistent with the Scope approach, and our values: See the Person, Do it Together, Do it Right and Do it Better. We will be open, honest, cooperative and assist our customers and their families, staff, donors and members to access support throughout this process.

Latest updates

16 Mar 2021

Report into violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation against people with disability published

The new report reveals that people with disability are at much greater risk of experiencing physical violence than people without disability.

30 Nov 2020

Disability Royal Commission releases COVID-19 report following pandemic hearing

The Disability Royal Commission has published a report outlining the experiences of people with disability during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

18 Nov 2020

Disability Royal Commission releases Interim Report

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability released its Interim Report on 30 October 2020.

28 Oct 2020

Royal Commission examines the use of psychotropic medication to address behaviours of concern exhibited by people with disability

Present during the hearing was Professor Keith McVilly, Professorial Fellow in Disability and Social Inclusion, who gave a statement.