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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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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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Financial Abuse of Older People
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ACT Police Seniors Liaison Unit

Assists with a wide range of matters involving older people, including identifying, preventing and reporting elder abuse.

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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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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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Financial Abuse of Older People
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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.  

NSW
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Policy

SA Code of Practice

SA Code of Practice

The South Australian Adult Safeguarding Unit's policy states the requirements for aged care services, service provides and professionals when gaining consent, referrals, investigations and sharing of information, with or for elderly people. 

SA
General Information
Policies, Legislation & Protocols
Poster

Information for South Australians

SA Adult Safeguarding Unit

This poster describes the work of the South Australian Safeguarding Unit whilst analysing types and examples of abuse, helplines and the current and previous work of the unit to prevent and understand elder abuse. 

SA
General Information
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Article

Case Studies from Victoria

Senior Rights Victoria

Real stories are detailed in an article to provide first-hand accounts of elder abuse in Victoria and the legal and financial assistance offered to those who have experienced elder abuse.

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General Information
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Real Stories
Factsheet

Where can you Report Elder Abuse?

Office for the Ageing SA Health

Informative factsheet describing the options available to report elder abuse, who to contact and when to involve the police when responding to elder abuse, in South Australia. 

SA
General Information
Policies, Legislation & Protocols