Australian Cross Disability Alliance Response To Victorian Creating Child Safe Institutions Consultation Paper – Reportable Conduct Scheme

In 2014, Australia was horrified to hear that children with disability in a Victorian school had allegedly been locked in a darkened room, and subject to physical ‘restraint’ such a being sat on by teachers. Reportable conduct schemes vary by jurisdiction and can exclude the types of incidents that should attract robust oversight due to exclusions specific to children with disability and/or the setting in which the behaviour occurs. This response from ACDA to the Victorian Child Safe Institutions Consultation Paper argues for specific measures to close the gaps in the Victorian reportable conduct scheme.

PWDA submission – Word document