Stop Elder Abuse
Older South Australians have the right to be safe and to be treated with dignity and respect. Decisions about their lives, finances, where they live, health care, lifestyle and relationships are important and older people have the right to make these decisions as they wish.
The South Australian Charter of the Rights and Freedoms of Older People (PDF 101KB) helps you to understand what these rights are.
Every year, approximately 5% of older people will experience some form of mistreatment, abuse, neglect, by someone known and trusted to them. For every reported case, another five cases remain hidden and unreported.
Know the signs. Speak Up and Help Stop Elder Abuse. Call the South Australian Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line on 1800 372 310 Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm. Trained staff will provide you with free, confidential, culturally sensitive advice, or you can leave a message and they will contact you.
Phone line staff can help you find services, and provide you with important information about your rights, or advice that can assist you.
The South Australian Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line cannot respond to emergencies. If your situation is an emergency, call triple 000 to speak with police or ambulance services.
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