As part of our inquiry we examined issues and themes that are particularly relevant to abuse in care of people who are Deaf, disabled and those who have experienced mental distress.
This includes the care of people in settings such as psychopaedic hospitals and facilities, psychiatric institutions and services, education settings, residential and non-residential settings, community services and rehabilitation services.
Our public hearing in July 2022 focused on the lived experiences of survivors who are disabled, Deaf or were placed in psychiatric institutions.
Disability, Deaf and Mental Health Institutional public hearing page
As part of this investigation we examined abuse at the Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit. We released our report on that case study in December 2022.
Inquiry into the Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit
Evidence of the State Institutional Response Hearing