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Primary Prevention of Elder Abuse

Click HERE to learn more about primary prevention of elder abuse.

Victorian Government Initiatives and Resources

Preventing Elder Abuse

Details of the Victorian Governments initiatives to prevent and respond to suspected elder abuse, including the Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Suspected Elder Abuse (IMOC) trial and Elder Abuse Prevention Networks.

Elder abuse prevention online training

Free online training package.

With Respect to Age – 2009

Victorian Government practice guidelines for health services and community agencies for the prevention of elder abuse.


Seniors Rights Victoria Resources

Concerned about an older person?

This guide is for friends, family and concerned others provides you with the information and tools to take appropriate action.

Seniors Rights Victoria

A range of resources in relation to elder abuse, including the following:

Seniors Rights Victoria discussion papers

Covering topics such as ‘Elder Abuse as Family Violence’, gender, sexuality & prevention.

Seniors Rights Safety Planning with Older People

Resources to assist in developing personalised safety plans with older people.

Adult Children at Home Tip Sheet

A Seniors Rights Victoria publication.

Victoria Police Resources

Elder Abuse

Information from the Victoria Police about elder abuse.

Working with Older People

A service providers guide to police welfare checks and suspected elder abuse.

‘Elder Abuse – Prevention and Protection’ Podcast Series

The podcast series ‘Elder Abuse – Prevention and Protection’ enlists the expertise of Seniors Rights Victoria, Victoria Police, the Office of the Public Advocate and Law Institute of Victoria to delve into the issue that often remains behind closed doors.

The podcasts seek to educate the listener on the forms of elder abuse that is taking place within the community and on how we can all play a role in addressing this matter with those we know.


Other Resources

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria

Bilingual education kit in a range of languages & short film ‘Within My Walls’.

Elder Rights Advocacy

ERA provides information and advocacy regarding elder abuse occurring within aged care services (residential and home care).

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Information, help and advice about elder abuse and other forms of family violence.

Your Voice – Trust Your Choice

Tips for seniors making enduring powers of attorney from Your Voice – Trust Your Choice.

Safeguarding the End of the Rainbow

A guide to support LGBTI people planning for the future.

Rotary Safe Families 

A resource kit targeting Rotarians and Rotary activities, workplaces and the broader community aimed at assisting someone who may be experiencing elder abuse, or to join in elder abuse prevention efforts.