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Factsheet

Factsheet on Protecting Yourself from Financial Abuse

Australian Banking Association

This factsheet describes what financial abuse is, signs of financial abuse and the necessary helplines and prevention steps to take in the event of financial abuse. 

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Protecting Vulnerable Customers from Potential Financial Abuse

Australian Banking Association

This Australian Bankers' Association tool provides guidance for banks to recognise and prevent financial abuse. This includes an understanding what financial abuse is and recognising potential financial abuse. 

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Financial Abuse of Older People
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Financial Abuse and Family and Domestic Violence Policies

Australian Bankers' Association

This industry report acknowledges that banks play a role in helping their customers with their financial matters. It provides guidance for banks to assist with developing internal policies and procedures with respect to responding and preventing elder financial abuse and domestic violence.

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Factsheet

Setting Up Power of Attorney to Help Manage Your Banking Needs

Australian Banking Association

This factsheet informs older people what is involved when setting up a Power of Attorney, and specifically their roles and responsibilities, to help prevent elder abuse.

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Responding to Requests from Power of Attorney or Court-Appointed Administrator

Australian Banking Association

This tool explains how Powers of Attorney and court-appointed administrators arrangements apply to banks’ relationships with their customers; and outlines a framework that banks can use to consistently deal with requests from attorneys and administrators. The aim of the tool is to better prevent and respond to financial elder abuse. 

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ABA Elder Abuse Campaign

Australian Banking Association

This Australian Banking Association tool outlines the ability of a Power of Attorney to steal from vulnerable adults to help the community understand types of elder abuse. It also provides a petition to stop elder financial abuse by calling on the Government to establish nationally consistent laws to the Power of Attorney register. 

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Article

Identifying Abuse Types & Signs

NSW government Ageing and Disability Commission

The informative article offers indicators for professionals to recognise elder abuse, whilst also outlining the strain of caregiving on carers of disabled older people. It includes a guide to start a conversation about the support services available for carers. Language support available. 

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Consent and Decision Making

NSW government Ageing and Disability Commission

The article describes the process of decision making if a person is deemed to lack capacity and therefore cannot give consent. Outlines what is considered a crime with respect to elder abuse and how to respond.  

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Flyer

My Wellbeing Checklist

NSW government Ageing and Disability Commission

A checklist, in the form of a flyer, of the needs of disabled elderly people that must be met. If concerns or questions arise from the checklist or if an individual does not meet a section of the checklist a support helpline is available, to respond to the possible elder abuse.  

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Flyer

Protecting Your Rights

NSW government Ageing and Disability Commission

This easy to read and understand flyer describes the rights of elderly people in and out of care and the means of protecting those rights.

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