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Professionals, staff and workers who have direct contact with older people are in an important position to identify elder abuse and support those being abused.

Seniors Rights Victoria has a history of supporting organisations and service providers to respond to elder abuse through free secondary consultations and professional education sessions.

We can assist in identifying and responding to abuse, assessing risk, providing referral information, safety planning and working respectfully with an older person, who is being abused.

To speak with our advocates or lawyers please contact the Helpline between 10:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Professional education

Elder Abuse Professional Education aims to enable staff and professionals to recognise and respond to elder abuse. There are a few options for the delivery of Professional Education by Seniors Rights Victoria, other organisations and online.
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Clients with adult children living at home

If you work with older people, this tip sheet will help you to understand some of the problems they may be facing if an adult child returns to their home.
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Safety planning with older people

As someone working with an older person, you can support them to develop a safety plan to prevent elder abuse. It’s important to do this in ways that respect the older person’s lifestyle and choices. This Tip Sheet supplements the Help Sheet, Planning for Your Safety.
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If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through our confidential helpline on 1300 368 821. If it is an emergency, call 000.
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