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Resources outlining local and national responses to elder abuse

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Understanding Elder Abuse, Preventing Elder Abuse
Aged Care Clinical Guide (Silver Book) - Part B, Abuse of Older People
By: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

A tool for General Practitioners on the subject of abuse of older people. Produced by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and commonly known as the Silver Book, this is one of the RACGP’s flagship clinical resources.

Service Providers, Preventing Elder Abuse
Preventing Elder Abuse
By: Office of the Public Advocate WA
For: WA

Outlines the role of the Western Australia Public Advocate in cases of elder abuse and the protocols related to reports of elder abuse. 

Responding to Elder Abuse
5 Step Approach Responding to Elder Abuse
By: Government of Western Australia
For: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

A five step approach responding to elder abuse.

Responding to Elder Abuse, Preventing Elder Abuse
Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse
By: Office of the Public Advocate Victoria
For: VIC

The Office of the Public Advocate offers their position statement seeking national reforms to address and prevent elder abuse. 

Age Discrimination, Ageism
Challenging Ageism
By: COTA Victoria
For: VIC

An overview of ageism in Australia with examples and advice on how to stop it. Includes further resources.

Understanding Elder Abuse, Preventing Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse and Criminal Law
By: Senior Rights Victoria
For: VIC

Discusses what policies and laws are currently in place in Victoria that are relevant to the criminalisation of elder abuse.

Professionals, Responding to Elder Abuse
Which Appointment is Right for Me?
By: Victoria State Government
For: VIC

Outlines the type of legal appointments that can be be made in Victoria, such as Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Attorney, and lists the benefits of each in order to assist individuals to decide what is right for them.

Service Providers, Professionals, Preventing Elder Abuse
Responding to Elder Abuse - Tasmanian Government Guide
By: Tasmanian Government
For: TAS

Tasmanian Government practice guidelines for Government and Non-Government employees when servicing older people and preventing elder abuse. 

Understanding Elder Abuse, Preventing Elder Abuse
Tasmania's Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy
By: Tasmanian Government
For: TAS

Outlines the plan of the Tasmanian Government to prevent and reduce elder abuse by 2022. 

Service Providers
Key statistics - advocacy Tasmania
By: Advocacy Tasmania
For: TAS

Statistics reflecting the 2018-2019 report by Advocacy Tasmania for their elder abuse program.