This paper considers better ways to prevent and respond to the sexual abuse of older women at home and in residential aged care by: Providing background information about the definitions of sexual abuse (and other related terms) and estimates of the prevalence of sexual abuse (in Australia and worldwide). Reviewing the policy context in Australia, including: The policy framework pre-March 2019. The various policy reviews conducted since 2011. Recent policy developments post-March 2019. Reviewing the research context in Australia, including: Plans for a prevalence study. Need for literature reviews. Plans for an agreed set of national research priorities. Reporting on the outcomes of the AAG Workshop held in November 2018, including: Presentations. Reflections from workshop participants. Evaluation of the workshop. Providing a list of policy recommendations to assist governments to implement the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians and to assist the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Sign up now!
Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up to our eNewsletter to receive updates on content, resources, news and events from Compass – guiding action on elder abuse.