The Elder Abuse Response Toolkit is an easily accessible web page containing simple, plain language elder abuse information for anyone who works with older people. It answers many of the questions workers contact Seniors Rights Victoria to ask.
The Elder Abuse Response Tool Kit is for anyone whose work brings them in contact with older people. Workers who may find the toolkit useful include:
The term ‘elder abuse’ relates to harm carried out by someone an older person knows and trusts, such as a family member or friend.
Abuse of older people by someone who is not part of a trusting relationship, such as workers and business owners, is not covered in this toolkit. For information about consumer-based abuse such as scams and rip offs contact Consumer Affairs Victoria. For information about abuse in a residential care setting or by a worker from a commonwealth care provider contact Elder Rights Advocacy.
The toolkit aims to:
This toolkit is designed to work alongside your agency’s policy and procedures and any other mechanisms in place to support your practice.
This toolkit is based on the key principles underpinning the implementation of the Victorian Government Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy, as follows: