Voices for Central Coast Disability will be hosting its first Peer Support Information session on the upcoming Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Wednesday 25 September 11.30am to 1.30pm
Where: Connectability Training Room (Formerly CCDN), 4 Karalta Lane, Erina
(While Voiccd is using the room volunteered by a provider, no Connectabikity or former CCDN employee will be present respecting the nature of the session)
Information will include:
What the Royal Commission is about
What do the Terms of Reference mean
What are the different categories of Violence, Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation and how to define what has happened to you
Does the Commission apply to my experience?
How to make a initial submission
What to include in your submission
Different ways to make a submission (including Public and Private submissions and Community Forums)
How to request assistance from the Commission
Will I need to attend a hearing
What extra support can I receive during the process
What to expect from the Royal Commission including the process, time frames and outcomes
This session will have a strong peer support focus. As a result we ask that Service Providers, Paid Carers, Disability Sector Employees and Government Staff NOT attend this session. This session will be for People with a Disability, their Family and Immediate Carers only however participation is allowed and encouraged to anyone who identifies as having suffered, is suffering or has first hand knowledge of Disability Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (excluding paid employees).
(If a person is a Person with a Disability/Carer/Family and also employed in the sector they will be able to attend but we ask you divulge if you fall in this category)
We ask people attending to acknowledge the sensitive nature of what might be discussed and we ask all people to adhere to strict Privacy and Confidentiality rules to ensure the safety and health of those wishing to share their stories.
RSVP: Email - firstname.lastname@example.org. Call - 0490926905. Facebook Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/412304322749047/?ti=as