Richmond Wellbeing’s Statement and Guiding Principles in response to
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
(the Disability Royal Commission)
Since Richmond Wellbeing started delivering services in 1959, our purpose has been to work alongside people to support their mental health, recovery and wellbeing. We are committed to a vision for a community where everyone has the opportunity to improve their mental health and wellbeing and live a fulfilling life. As a leading mental health organisation, Richmond Wellbeing holds the values of voices of hope, courage and compassion, inclusion and diversity and service excellence in high esteem.
Richmond Wellbeing welcomes the Disability Royal Commission. We will fully cooperate with the Royal Commission process. In preparing for and responding to the inquiry, we are committed to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and transparency.
Where the Royal Commission request information of us, we are committed to providing our response in a timely way, also noting that any information we provide to the Royal Commission will be considered through the lens of the Privacy Act and other legislation that seeks to protect the rights of our residents, clients, and other stakeholders.
Richmond Wellbeing is open to any feedback we receive during the Royal Commission process, be it positive or negative. We will use this feedback and the conclusions reached by the Royal Commission as an opportunity to continue to improve the services we offer, the training our staff receive, and the governance framework we use to manage our organisation.
We are committed to working with other agencies and interest groups within the disability services sector with the view to being part of improvements to the broader community.
We have a zero tolerance to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.