What the DRC has learned about DES, employers and best practice support and assistance for people with disability

The Disability Royal Commission (DRC) was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability.

In this session, Sally Crawshaw, Assistant Secretary at Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, will speak broadly about the Royal Commission and its work to date before looking at details in the submissions and private sessions regarding employment.

Findings from the DRC will directly impact DES and other employment programs and supports as they relate to people with disability.

It is important that people with disability are central to processes that inform best practice decision-making on what all Australian Governments and others can do to prevent and respond to violence against, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of, people with disability.

Presenters

Sally Crawshaw Manager, Engagement Branch, Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Sally Crawshaw leads the Engagement Branch of the Royal Commission into Violence Abuse Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, which includes the Commission’s Community Engagement, First Nations Engagement, Private Sessions, Submissions and Counselling and Support teams.

Sally has had an interesting and varied career in both government and the not-for-profit sector and holds a Masters of Social Development from the University of New South Wales.

Sally is passionate about inclusion, innovation and holistic community engagement and ensuring that the Royal Commissions engagement work is accessible, trauma informed and appropriate for people with disability who wish to engage with the Commission’s work.