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

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.

13 Aug 2020

Changes to Royal Commission hearings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

To promote the health and safety of witnesses and Commissioners, all Royal Commission hearings will now be livestreamed on the Royal Commission website.

10 Jun 2020

Royal Commission releases ninth issues paper exploring First Nations people with Disability

The Disability Royal Commission releases the ninth issues paper which seeks information about the experiences of First Nations people with disability.