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A Royal Commission needs to happen.

Senator Jordon Steele-John
The Senate hast just moved a motion calling on the Government to reconsider its decision and commit to a Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability in institutional and residential settings.
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Senator Jordon Steele-John

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A good reminder

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"I think it makes you, like, a better person, more aware of other people's needs." #IDPWD
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We currently have 2x positions vacant for NDIS Appeals / Advocates, 1x in Bendigo & 1x in Geelong.

#vacanies #Bendigo, #Geelong, #Advocate

Bendigo Jobs and Surround
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We currently have 2x positions vacant for NDIS Appeals / Advocates, 1x in Bendigo & 1x in Geelong.

#vacanies #Bendigo, #Geelong, #Advocate

Bendigo Jobs and Surround

RIAC celebrates the great work done by our volunteer Board of Management.Today, December 5, is International Volunteer Day.

Volunteering Australia is proud to celebrate International Volunteer Day today, and the incredible contributions our volunteers make to our country! #IVD2017 #VolunteersActFirst UN Volunteers
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RIAC celebrates the great work done by our volunteer Board of Management.

“R.E.S.P.E.C.T.”

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Abuse and neglect is never OK. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring people are safe and that preventing abuse is part of every-day practice. The idea of “zero tolerance” in all disability services is reflected in the updated Disability Act 2006.

If you’re a service provider, some questions to think about:
Are you and your staff clear about how to recognise and respond to abuse?
What are you doing to create safe spaces so that people feel comfortable to speak up against abuse?

There is no one single fix, but abuse and neglect is preventable if we keep the conversation going.

A good place to start thinking about your responsibility is by downloading resources and videos from DSC’s Abuse Prevention forum: www.odsc.vic.gov.au/2017/10/31/videos-resources-dscs-abuse-prevention-forum

Call 1800 677 342 or email complaints@odsc.vic.gov.au to report an issue. If you or someone you know is in an unsafe or life threatening situation ring Victoria Police on 000.

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DSC, which takes complaints about Victorian disability services, is having a week-long celebration of International Day of People with Disability - Australia and Human Rights Week from 3 December to 9 December 2017.

We’re posing thoughts and questions about issues we see in our daily work. Why?

Because rights, freedom and dignity are all something we can get behind. #IDPWD17
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