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Knowing Your Rights

NSW government Ageing and Disability Commission

The descriptive flyer outlines the basic rights of an elderly person and disabled person. It also states the helplines available to prevent elder abuse. 

NSW
General Information
Policy

SA Code of Practise

SA Code of Practise

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
Factsheet

Charter of the Rights and Freedoms of Vulnerable Adults

SA Adult Safeguarding Unit

This charter bases itself on the International Human Rights Principles and outlines the actions of the Safeguarding Unit in response to a claim of abuse or neglect. This factsheet provides a guide for actions to prevent, identity and respond to abuse or neglect. 

SA
General Information
Policies, Legislation & Protocols
Article

Recognising Elder Abuse

Details the warning signs and behaviours that would indicate that an older person is experiencing abuse. This includes environmental factors, perpetrator mannerisms and the personal reactions of the older person. 

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
Research & Reports
Tool

Protecting the Rights of Older Australians

Attorney-General's Department

A tool that details the response of the Australian Government to elder abuse through outlining the nation's plan to prevent and reduce the incidence of elder abuse. 

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Useful Tools
Sexual Rights
Policies, Legislation & Protocols
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.

VIC
General Information
Useful Tools
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
Article

Concerns Regarding Aged Care

My Aged Care

The article describes the resources available for someone concerned with the quality of their own or a loved one's aged care facility or treatment. Offers state specific helplines to understand and prevent elder abuse. 

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Tool

Legal Assistance NSW

Legal Aid NSW

The Older Persons' Legal and Education Program is a specialist service of Legal Aid NSW. They provide free legal information, advice and assistance to older people to understand, promote and protect their legal rights. The purpose of this tool is to prevent elder abuse. 

NSW
General Information
Useful Tools
Legal & Financial Resources