Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse Consultation Paper: Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse In Out Of Home Care

April 2016

PWDA express concern that the Royal Commission has not fully investigated the situation of children with disability in out of home care; nor that the investigations that have occurred thus far are fully inclusive of the experiences of children with disability. Despite Australia being a signatory to UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the CRPD is not mentioned in the Consultation Paper. This PWDA submission details the specific relevance of each CRPD article to out of home care of children with disability and highlights gaps in data concerning the sexual abuse of these children. The submission also provides information about the discriminatory practices identified in removal of children from parents with disability.

PWDA Submission – PDF