The Australian Federal Government announced a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability in April 2019.
Rocky Bay fully supports the Royal Commission and will work with the relevant agencies to ensure an outcome which provides a safe and inclusive environment and for people living with disability in Australia.
Rocky Bay has a zero tolerance policy with regard to disability abuse and wholly supports any initiative that reduces neglect for those living with disability and provides customers with a strong voice to allow them to be free of abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation.
The safety of our customers is paramount and a cornerstone in the provision of quality services by Rocky Bay, and we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of safeguarding practices and training.
Rocky Bay remains committed to safeguarding the rights of people with disability and to establishing a national culture of inclusion, accessibility and respect for all individuals.
We will continue to work with our customers, together with their families, carers and guardians, and staff, to ensure we provide a safe and supportive environment for people living with disability.
We understand the announcement may cause some concern or uncertainty for our customers or their families. If there is anything you would like to discuss or report, or questions you may have, please contact our Customer Engagement team on 9383 6113 or email [email protected]
The Royal Commission has established a national hotline to provide information about their work and answer questions. The national hotline can also be used by those who wish to make a submission and find it difficualt to use the submission form. The numbers are 1800 517 199 or (07) 3734 1900. Various options are also available for advocacy, financial, legal and emotional support which can be found on the Royal Commission’s website here.
If you would like to make a submission, please visit the Royal Commission’s website here.
For all your up-to-date information on the Royal Commission, which is available in various formats, please visit disability.royalcommission.gov.au
We will continue provide important updates on this page as and when they become available.