OC Connections welcomes the important work of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Like all members of our community, people with disability have the right to live free of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation. As a dedicated NDIS provider, OC Connections promotes human rights and has a zero-tolerance approach to violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation.
We firmly believe that all Australians should have confidence in the quality and safety of supports that are provided to people with disability. Any behaviours or practices that abuse, neglect or exploit people with disability are unacceptable.
In this spirit, we will engage with participants, their family, the sector and Royal Commission. We will listen to what has gone wrong and we will actively contribute to discussions on how to ensure disability supports are of the highest possible quality.
Legal Service Website Launched
A website has been launched for the DRC Legal Service. While not accessible to organisations, it is important that staff and clients are aware of this service. The service can be contacted on 1800 771 800 from 9.15am to 5.15pm AEDT, Monday to Friday. https://yourstorydisabilitylegal.org.au/Home
Counselling and Advocacy Services
Commonwealth-funded advocacy support services are available under the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP). More information can be found via the following link: https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/counselling-and-support/advocacy
Disability Royal Commission Links