Sexual abuse is any sexual activity or behaviour for which the older person does not consent or is incapable of giving consent (e.g. a person living with dementia).
Sexual assault and abuse includes a range of offences such as rape, indecent assault and sexual harassment. It can also include sexually exploitative or shaming acts such as:
- Leaving a person in a state of undress
- Forced viewing of sexually explicit materials or images
- Sexually suggestive comments
- Inappropriate touching
- Uninvited sexual approaches
For free, confidential information on a situation you believe may involve sexual abuse please contact Seniors Rights Victoria on 1300 368 821.
Our experienced people are available to offer support and assistance. We honour the trust shown to us and respect the choices our clients make.