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#1 AliasMater

Posted Yesterday, 01:56 PM

A lot of what I post below will be cut and paste, however I just want to put in my own words how important it is for families, if they can, to submit their experiences to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability.

It doesn't matter if your child's story was a one off incident or ongoing, it doesn't matter if others have had it worse. All stories matter, and they all paint a picture which will lead to cultural and legislative change.

Text below from CYDA (Children and Young People with Disability Australia).

The Royal Commission wants to hear your stories in relation to your child with disability experiences in the education system. Your experiences and stories are important in driving change and building an inclusive education system free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

People with disability may be subject to many forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in education and learning environments.

Violence and abuse include the use of the restrictive practices of restraints, and seclusion.

Violence and abuse also include bullying, humiliation and harassment, and significant violations of dignity on a systemic or individual basis.

Neglect in education can be a single significant incident for an individual (or group of students) such as being denied an educational opportunity like going on camp or an excursion with their peers.

Educational neglect is also a broader systemic issue that involves denying a student with disability educational access such as not providing the necessary services, supports or adjustments they need to access the curriculum and form peer relationships.

The answer to all the questions below is YES.

Is the Royal Commission interested in hearing about educational segregation, including students with disability attending a special school or special class?

Is the Royal Commission interested in hearing about my child being suspended or expelled?

Is the Royal Commission interested in hearing about my child being bullied or harassed?

Is the Royal Commission interested in hearing about my child who has been denied access or discouraged from attending a particular school?

Is the Royal Commission interested in hearing about schools being inaccessible?

Is the Royal Commission interested in hearing about my child not being able to attend school full-time?

Is the Royal Commission interested in hearing about my child being excluded from school activities?

Is the Royal Commission interested in hearing about my child being restrained or secluded?

Is the Royal Commission interested in hearing about my child being hit, harmed, abused or injured while at school either by other students or staff?

Resources below:

https://www.cyda.org...<br /> <br /> Making a submission:




#2 AggyW72

Posted Yesterday, 04:16 PM

Thanks so much for posting this.
DH and I are planning to make a submission regarding issues at 2 different primary schools.

We're thankful that he's in a good place now, and at a pretty good school, but we've always felt it's important to try and smooth the path for those that follow.

#3 Lyra

Posted Yesterday, 04:31 PM

Do you know if this applies to early childhood centres? My son was denied access and I am still livid about it.

#4 But seriously

Posted Yesterday, 05:26 PM

View PostLyra, on 11 November 2019 - 04:31 PM, said:

Do you know if this applies to early childhood centres? My son was denied access and I am still livid about it.

It does. There are systems of support available for early childhood centres, they some are just too lazy to access it

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