Elder Abuse Prevention Unit Office Closure
The EAPU Helpline and Office will be NOT be operating from midday (12noon) Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2018 at 9am. The Helpline is not a crisis line if you or the person you are concerned about are in immediate danger please call 000 for the police or the ambulance as required. The Lifeline Crisis Line 13 11 14 is also available for anyone to call during this period.
We would like to thank everyone for their support and wish you all a happy and relaxed holiday season.
2015-2016 EAPU Year in Review
The latest EAPU Year in Review is now available. The report provides an overview of the calls and picture of elder abuse that came through the EAPU Helpline. Statistics in this report are from callers to the helpline and cannot be generalised to the greater community, however they do describe what older people are experiencing and they types of risk factors that can leave someone vulnerable to elder abuse and mistreatment.
The Queensland government is seeking expressions of interest from people to join the LGBTI roundtable, who will "provide input into policy, programs and strategies."
Nominations are now open: Apply Here
Queensland Police Services Open Doors, Act Now, Break the Cycle Project
The new project, Open Doors. Act Now, Break the Cycle, was developed by Logan District Police and seeks to educate the CALD community in areas of domestic and family violence through the use of an educational video that has been translated into eight predominant languages in the Logan community: English, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Kirundi, Mandarin, Tamil and Vietnamese.
The video includes information on domestic violence, police involvement, court processes and support services and will be disseminated to the CALD community through local stakeholders including Access Community Services, MultiLink Services Incorporated and the Logan City Council.
Domestic Violence Videos by Queensland Courts
Queensland Courts have published a series of videos explaining the court process for making domestic violence orders.
If you are applying or responding to a domestic violence order, there is information here for you.
Domestic Violence Orders are part of a strategy to protect the safety of all members of our community and to stop the violence.
Donate to the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
Click the link below and choose "Elder Abuse Prevention" from the "I would like to make a donation to" drop-down list.
"Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”