Submission To The NSW Government’s Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme Discussion Paper

June 2015

PWDA has some serious concerns about the impact of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme on people with disability, especially women. People with disability experience much higher levels of domestic violence than people without disability. According to data this is particularly an issue for women in NSW. Few domestic violence service providers are accessible to people with disability, or understand the complexity of the situations that people with disability experience domestic violence in. Shortcomings in the It Stops Here reforms are identified in this submission and recommendations are made for ways to better meet the needs of people with disability suffering domestic violence.

PWDA submission – Word document