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

4 Jun 2021

Disability Royal Commission granted an extension until September 2023

The Government has granted an extension for The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

31 May 2021

Disability Royal Commission Public Hearing 14 announced: What has been learnt since Ann-Marie Smith’s death to help protect other people with disability

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will hold its 14th public hearing on 7-11 June.

11 May 2021

Domestic violence risks for women with long term health conditions during COVID-19 pandemic

The AIC conducted a large online survey of women about their experiences of domestic violence during the initial stages of the pandemic.

29 Apr 2021

Disability Royal Commission holds public hearing to examine the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for people with disability

Disability Royal Commission holds public hearing to examine the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for people with disability.