Abuse of people with disability in education – the issues

25 September 2020
  • People told the Disability Royal Commission about

    • violence
    • abuse
    • neglect
    • exploitation

    in education.

  • A person standing outside an education building

    Education is where people learn.

    Education includes

    • schools
    • universities
    • TAFEs
    • early childhood centres
  • Someone stops a person leaving

    People said that many education places use restrictive practices.

    Restrictive practices are actions that stop people from

    • moving
    • doing what they want
  • Girls bullying another girl

    Lots of people said that bullying is a problem in education.

    Bullying is when someone says or does something to make you feel bad.

  • Some people said that educating people with disability is not seen as important.

    People told the Royal Commission that many teachers don’t get enough

    • training
    • support
  • People putting their hands up to answer a question

    People told the Royal Commission what they think could be better.

    Ideas included

    • Inclusive school classes where students with disability get what they need
    • Disability advisors at universities
    • A National Action Plan for inclusive education
    • Better training for teachers
  • The Royal Commission wrote a report about what people told them.

    You can get the report in Easy Read.

  • Find out more about the Disability Royal Commission.

    If you have any questions please call us on 1800 424 065.

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