Our commitment to people with disability

Uniting WA acknowledges the pain and suffering of all those who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation at the hands of individuals or services.

As a provider of person-centred disability services, Uniting WA strives to provide high quality, compassionate care in an environment of transparency, accountability and continuous improvement.

We fully support the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability and remain committed to working through the Disability Royal Commission process with complete transparency, in order to realise the fundamental rights of people with disability.

A schedule of public hearings for the rest of the year has been announced, and we continue to support the work of the Commission by sharing information that will contribute to a national conversation about the future of disability services.

Uniting WA is one of many organisations that are responding to a Notice to Produce and a Notice to Give Information, which will see us share information with the Disability Royal Commission including processes, policies, plans and reports.

As an organisation that provides person-centred services, Uniting commends the forward-facing focus of the Commission, which will advocate for improvements that will ensure ongoing high-quality support for people with disability in the future.

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Sharing your story with the Disability Royal Commission

People can contribute to the Royal Commission in several ways including making a submission, requesting a private session and responding to Issues papers.

The Australian Government is funding legal advisory, counselling and advocacy services for people who need support to be involved in the Disability Royal Commission.

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Submissions to the Disability Royal Commission

Submissions to the Royal Commission can be made via:

Hearings of the Disability Royal Commission

You can find information about upcoming Hearings on the Disability Royal Commission website.


Our commitment to child safety

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

We’ll do everything in our power to safeguard children from all forms of abuse. You can read our full commitment to child safety here.

Uniting has also adopted the Uniting Church in Australia’s National Child Safe Policy Framework, which is designed to create and maintain a child-safe culture.

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Our commitment to Reconciliation

Uniting recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ special and unique spiritual connection to lands, waters and Country. We value the oldest continuing culture in the world and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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We are determined to expand our commitment to Reconciliation via our STRETCH Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2021. Solid foundations have been laid by delivering our INNOVATE Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-2018. We are on the journey towards Reconciliation.

For more information or feedback, contact our RAP Working Group.

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