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Compass is a national website navigating elder abuse in Australia. Compass aims to create a national focus on elder abuse by raising awareness and connecting people to services and information tackling elder abuse.

Compass is hosting a free webinar that will help you identify the key risk factors and warning signs that are connected to the abuse of older people. Register here.

PREVENTING ELDER ABUSERESPONDING TO ELDER ABUSEUNDERSTANDING ELDER ABUSE

Join the conversation and have your questions answered.

Compass is bringing together experts from across the community, to help you identify the key risk factors and the early warning signs that are connected to the abuse of older people.

The webinar will highlight types of abuse, common behaviours of perpetrators and tactics that are used. The webinar will also identify ways you can respond if you are experiencing abuse or if you are a witness to abuse or suspect elder abuse is happening to someone you know.

  1. Learn about the risk factors connected with elder abuse
  2. Find out more about the warning signs connected to abuse
  3. Learn about the people and supports you can turn to, things you can do, and resources you can access.
  4. Find out what you can do, and the best ways to respond if you are concerned about someone else

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Register here

Our Watch and Senior Rights Victoria have produced a new resource for practitioners seeking to build their knowledge and practice on preventing violence against older women.
The new booklet provides an opportunity to increase your understanding and knowledge of:

Download the brochure here.

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRCV) have united to form Safe and Equal, Victoria’s peak body for family and gender-based violence.

For more than three decades, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) have been two key organisations in the establishment and coordination of the specialist family violence sector in Victoria.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call triple zero (000). If you would like to find specialist family violence services in your area, please view the Safe and Equal support services page. Find a service

About the merger:

In 2019, the Boards identified the possibility of a merger and after comprehensive consultation with staff, members and other stakeholders, the Boards and members of DV Vic and DVRCV voted to merge in March 2020. This merger represents an exciting new chapter in the extensive histories of both organisations. 

Launched on 17 November 2021, Safe and Equal, is now the peak body for specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors in Victoria.   

“Following the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Victorian specialist family violence sector has been subject to major and ongoing reforms,” said Safe and Equal Chair Stacey Ong.  

“It became clear that by bringing together the skills and expertise of both organisations, we could increase and strengthen our capacity to support specialist services through these changes and into the future.”

Safe and Equal will continue to work with practitioners and leaders to:

“The roles of DV Vic and DVRCV have always been highly complementary, with closely aligned visions, purpose and values, and frequent collaboration in advocacy and campaigning,” said Safe and Equal CEO Tania Farha.

“This merger provides the specialist family violence sector with a peak organisation that has more reach than ever before, across the continuum of prevention to recovery.”

The new name, Safe and Equal, was selected after extensive consultation and feedback from victim survivors. It is a bold statement in support of the organisation’s vision: a world beyond family and gender-based violence, where women, children and all people from marginalised communities are safe, thriving and respected.  

Resources online

Visit Safe and Equal's new website for resources, including professional development.

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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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