Feb 25, 2021

Coming soon: rapid evidence review in partnership with Australia’s Disability Royal Commission

Complex review examines quantitative and qualitative evidence to explore urgent policy questions about violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

One of the keystones of the work of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (DRC - Australia) is to address the gap in our understanding about the particular contexts in which violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation occur against people with disabilities, as well as identifying the risk factors for abuse and pinpointing protective factors that may exist to prevent maltreatment.

CEI, along with Monash University, have been partnering with the DRC on this critical piece of work by conducting a rapid evidence review of the published literature. In addition to conducting a rapid review, our work has been informed by the policy teams at the DRC as well as inputs from key stakeholders and representatives of disabled persons’ organisations. The involvement of both policy teams and key stakeholders ensures that the results of the review are relevant and informative to the critical work of the DRC.

The findings of the review will be shared with the DRC and their policy teams in April, along with meetings with key stakeholders to enable them to provide feedback on the findings. We look forward to working collaboratively with the DRC to implement the review findings into initiatives and policy reform that can meaningfully address these serious issues.