Canterbury-Bankstown Disability Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Canterbury-Bankstown Disability Abuse Prevention Collaborative
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We are part of the Canterbury-Bankstown Disability Abuse Prevention Collaborative. We are part of the Canterbury-Bankstown Disability Abuse Prevention Collaborative. Disability Access; Community
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We are part of the Canterbury-Bankstown Disability Abuse Prevention Collaborative. The Collaborative works to respond to local issues and needs, and creates awareness of abuse of people with disability, with a focus on prevention. In doing so, we support the  NSW Ageing and Disability Commission.

The purpose of our Collaborative is to protect adults with disability from abuse, neglect and exploitation in their family, home and community. We created it in February 2021 in response to increasing concerns of abuse and neglect of adults with disability in the community. In doing so, we became the first Collaborative in NSW to form, and are made up of from representatives from the local health district, local government, service providers, police, housing and legal services. Read the media release of our launch here.

Canterbury-Bankstown Disability Abuse Prevention Video
We created this video in partnership with the Canterbury-Bankstown Disability Abuse Prevention Collaborative. It's our hope that this video will help raise awareness about the rights of people with disability. It shows different signs of abuse to help you be able to better detect, identify and call our abuse, and highlights where help and support can be found.

If you, or someone you know needs to talk to someone, call the Ageing and Disability Abuse Helpline on 1800 628 221.

Resources

  • For an Easy Read flyer on protecting the rights of adults with disability, click here.
  • For other resources including a wellbeing checklist and definitions of abuse, click here.
  • For flyers in other languages, click here.