Darwin Community Legal Service

Elder Abuse Prevention Project Final Report

The Elder Abuse Prevention Project Final Report initiates a conversation about the nature of elder abuse in the Northern Territory (NT) and encourages the collection of more information and the involvement of the community to develop ways forward.  The Report draws on the findings and community input to a 12-month project conducted throughout 2018 by Darwin Community Legal Service (DCLS).

The Elder Abuse Prevention Project aimed to:

  • Raise community awareness of Elder Abuse;
  • Identify strategies to protect senior Territorians from experiencing abuse and mistreatment;
  • Develop relevant resources;
  • Provide information and training; and,
  • Indicate the prevalence of the abuse of older people in the NT.

To view the full report click here: Elder Abuse Prevention Project Final Report

 

Useful contacts

Darwin Community Legal Service
The Elder Abuse Prevention Project provides education, information, advocacy and legal advice

Ph: 08 8982 1111

E: info@dcls.org.au

Elder Abuse Information Line
An advocate will assist with working through options, considering consequences, and referring helpfully

Ph: 1800 037 072

Crime Stoppers NT
Anonymous information can be provided about unsolved or suspected crime on

Ph: 1800 333 000 NT

Police Ph: 131 444

 

© Darwin Community Legal Service 2019: Non-profit community groups have permission to reproduce parts of this publication as long as the original meaning is retained and proper credit is given to DCLS, as the publisher.