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Office of Public Advocate Report

Violence in inpatient services and SRS homes in the spotlight

Office of the Public Advocate: Community Visitors Report on Mental Health Services

Violence undermining mental health system
•Mental Health homes (SRSs) unfit for purpose

The Community Visitors Annual Report 2014-2015 has been tabled in Victorian Parliament, exposing cases of violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability or mental illness. Over 400 volunteer Community Visitors conducted 5367 unannounced visits to Victorian disability group homes, mental health facilities and Supported Residential Services in the last financial year.

The findings are outlined in their annual report and in the press releases that can be downloaded here


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