Elder abuse affects many older Western Australians and may involve financial, social, physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse.
On 18 November 2019 we released our state’s first ever strategy into elder abuse: The WA Strategy to Respond to the Abuse of Older People (Elder Abuse). This 10-year strategy is a blueprint for the priorities, actions and outcomes required to effectively prevent and respond to the abuse of older people. Elder abuse affects many older Western Australians and may involve financial, social, physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse.
The strategy includes four priority areas: raising awareness and early identification; prevention and early intervention; integrated and coordinated response; and data and evidence.
All Western Australians have a role to play in preventing the abuse of older people, so we encourage you to get involved. Start by being fully informed: see below to download the strategy and access other information and resources. Together, we can stop elder abuse!
If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, or has a question about elder abuse, please call the Elder Abuse Helpline on 1300 724 679 for a confidential discussion.