Welcome to the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
The Elder Abuse Prevention Unit promotes the rights of older people to live free from abuse. It operates Queensland's Elder Abuse Helpline, which is a first port-of-call for support, referrals and information. It provides free assistance to anyone who experiences, witnesses or suspects the abuse of an older person by someone they know and trust. When you call the helpline, you may remain anonymous if you choose. Your call will be confidential and staff will operate with an older person focus, giving you the time to talk things over at your own pace. The helpline is not a crisis line, reporting agency, investigation service and does not undertake case work, however we may be able to refer you to agencies who do all of those things.
In addition to operating the Helpline, we also provide free community awareness sessions and eduation for groups or workplaces wanting to better understand elder abuse, recognise signs and help make it stop. To book a time, simply talk to an operator via the helpline.
The '2020 Year in Review' is Now Available
The 2020 Year in Review report contains detailed analysis of elder abuse occurring within close and intimate relationships. Analysis is provided on victims, perpetrators, notifiers, locational demographics, abuse patterns (and much more) within the previous financial year.
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National Elder Abuse Conference resources
Congratulations to ADA Australia and Caxton Legal for successfully executing an exiciting and innovative National Elder Abuse Conference in July 2019. If you were not yet aware, many of the conference presentations were recorded as podcasts and have been made available in the resources section of the main conference website. So if you weren't able to make it, you can still go and check out much of the content!
source: ADA Australia & Caxton Legal Centre inc.