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How can we ensure children and young people with disability receive a fair go?
Thu September 9, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Children and young people with disability are more likely to experience abuse and are significantly overrepresented in the child protection system due to increased risk. This increased risk is not about the disability itself but rather is due to the things that children and young people with disability commonly experience like; having more reliance on others for care and support, being socially isolated, lacking a trusted adult or way to communicate with someone who can help, or lacking the right support to fully participate in society.
So, how do we build our communities so that children and young people with disability thrive? How can we empower children and young people with disability to exercise their rights and ensure their full participation and inclusion? How can we better listen to the voices of children and young people with disability? How do community attitudes towards children and young people with disability impact on safety and wellbeing?
Join us to hear from an exciting lineup of expert speakers who can lead us through the evidence and lived experiences of children and young people with disability and answer your questions.
Helen Connolly, South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People
Mary Sayers, CEO, Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA)
Professor Sally Robinson, Professor in Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University
Young person with a lived experience of disability (TBC)