2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum
Safeguarding Older Australians
In 2016, the Federal Attorney General, Senator the Honourable George Brandis, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to conduct an inquiry into laws and frameworks to safeguard older Australians from abuse. The inquiry has looked beyond the law and included policy and practice guides, codes of conduct, standards, education, information sharing and other related matters.
The Victorian Office of the Public Advocate with Seniors Rights Victoria invites you to the 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum to be held at 9:30am on Thursday 15th June. Key presenters will be the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM and the Honourable Dr. Kay Patterson AO, Federal Age Discrimination Commissioner.
Mr. Gerard Mansour, the Commissioner for Senior Victorians, was appointed as the Ambassador for the Prevention of Elder Abuse by the Victorian Government in late 2016, as part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Mr. Mansour has been working to raise awareness of elder abuse as a form of family violence so that older Victorians are supported and empowered to live with dignity and respect as they age. Mr. Mansour will present on his role and the work he has been undertaking to protect older Victorians from abuse and mistreatment.
Following the key speakers, a Q&A session will be held with some of those working in the field of elder abuse in Victoria. This will be an opportunity for audience participation and discussion.
Registrations Open 9:00am.
Morning Tea Provided.
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If you do not have access to an email address, please call 03 9655 2157 to register.
Seniors Rights Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government, Victoria Legal Aid and the Commonwealth of Australia Attorney General’s Department.
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Seniors Rights Victoria (SRV) provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.
Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as family or friends. If you, your client or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, please contact our free, confidential Helpline: 1300 368 821.