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Greek Community helps to "Stop Elder Abuse"
If you suspect you or someone you know is at risk of or is being abused, you can call
the South Australian Abuse Prevention Phone Line on 1800 372 310, Monday to
Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm for information, support or to make a report to the Adult
Safeguarding Unit, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Trained staff will provide you with free, confidential, culturally sensitive advice, or you
can leave a message and they will contact you.
Rights of older South Australians
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 Vulnerable Adults (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 Abuse Prevention Phone Line on 1800 372 310 Monday to
Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.
The South Australian Abuse Prevention Phone Line cannot respond to emergencies. If
your situation is an emergency, call triple 000 to speak with police or ambulance
Adelaide, South Australia