Australian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse


ANPEA

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Elder abuse is a violation of human rights and a significant cause of injury, illness, lost productivity, isolation and despair. Confronting and reducing elder abuse requires a multisectoral and multidisciplinary approach.

Active Ageing, A Policy Framework, WHO (2002)

What is elder abuse?

Elder abuse is any act occurring within a relationship where there is an implication of trust, which results in harm to an older person. Abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, psychological, social and/or neglect.

Australian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Working Definition (1999)

ANPEA’s mission

More effective strategies are needed to prevent elder abuse from occurring, to increase community awareness of elder abuse and to improve the support and protection of older people who are abused. 

Confronting and reducing elder abuse requires a multisectoral and multidisciplinary approach.

 

Join ANPEA to:

  • Link with others interested in preventing elder abuse.
  • Contribute to developing better strategies.
  • Share information.
  • Learn what's going on elsewhere.
  • Receive a bi-monthly newsletter.

To join ANPEA, you can complete your details on our membership form here and email or fax to your State office.  By joining ANPEA you are accepting the below statement:

To have membership of ANPEA you must support the goals and values of ANPEA and understand that your details will be placed on the ANPEA membership database and may be circulated to other ANPEA members and interested people by ANPEA.

ANPEA Membership form (pdf)

State Contacts:

Queensland
Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
Email:  eapu@uccommunity.org.au
Web:  www.eapu.com.au

South Australia
Aged Rights Advocacy Service
Email:  aras@agedrights.asn.au
Website: www.sa.agedrights.asn.au

 

Victoria
Seniors Rights Victoria
Email: info@seniorsrights.org.au
Web: www.seniorsrights.org.au

 

Western Australia
Advocare
Email: rights@advocare.org.au
Website: www.advocare.org.au

 

New South Wales
TARS
Email: rwestacott@tars.com.au
Website: www.tars.com.au

 

 

Newsletters:

ANPEA Newsletter March 2013
ANPEA Newsletter August 2013
ANPEA Newsletter December 2012