Abuse, neglect and exploitation
People with disability have a fundamental right to be safe.
PWDA believes all people with disability have a fundamental right to be safe in all areas of our lives, including:
- In our homes, whether it’s living alone, in a group home, boarding house, or living with family members or a partner.
- At school, TAFE or university
- At work
- In public places
How we can help
At PWDA, we understand the importance of a safe and secure home life for people with disability, and we can support you with a range of services to achieve this, including:
- Supporting you to talk to police.
- Identifying the best external support services to assist you.
- Providing information and support about the National Redress Scheme.
- Assisting in the process of lodging a claim for redress.
- Supporting you to engage with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect of People with Disability.
How to get help
To understand how we can best support you, we need to get some information about you as well as the problem you’re experiencing or the issue you’re wanting to address. You can do this in two ways:
- Call us on 1800 843 929 (toll free) and speak to one of our intake officers
- Fill in our online Information request form
Once we have your information, we’ll then be able to provide the most appropriate assistance we can. One of our intake officers will be in contact with you via your preferred method of contact to provide you with information about progressing your case.
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