Submission To The National Children’s Commissioner’s Examination Of Domestic Violence And Children

Better understanding of the prevalence and incidence of violence, abuse and neglect is urgently needed to address the very high levels of violence experienced by this cohort and fulfil the needs of government, policy makers, researchers, Disabled Peoples Organisations, and the general community. Data relating to violence against people with disability is currently extremely limited across Australia, especially relating to those in institutional and residential settings, those who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. To remedy this situation, recommendations are made regarding the collection of data by the ABS, AIHW and abuse hotlines to better reflect the experience of children with disability experiencing domestic violence.

PWDA submission – Word document