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Building Safer Communities

Developmental Disability WA

Friday, 15 September 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (AWST)

Building Safer Communities

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Type End Quantity
Person with Disability 13/09/2017 Free  
Family member or Carer 13/09/2017 Free  
Organisation/Government Employee 13/09/2017 Free  

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How can we all work together to reduce the risk of people being exposed to abuse? Come along to this important forum to explore best practice in prevention and response


Friday 15th September | Building Safer Communities | 9.30AM – 4.00PM


AM Session

An overview of the ‘Behind Closed Doors’ report by Samantha Connor


Key Presenter - Jane Rosengrove- Winner of the Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Award joins us from Victoria and speaks on being a woman with disability who has experienced institutional living, emotional and sexual abuse.


Panel Discussion from cross sector panel with representatives from:

  • Family & Domestic Violence sector
  • Department of Health
  • Disability Services
  • Disability Advocates


PM Session

Group discussion in break-out sessions on being Safe in Schools, Community, in Relationships, and at Home. Help us find ways to prevent and respond to abuse and neglect of people with disability.


Panel reflection and moving forward with:

  • Taryn Harvey from DDWA,
  • Samantha Jenkinson from PWDWA and
  • Dr Alison Evans from Women’s Health Network.


Venue: Bendat Community Centre or 9420 7230 (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)

Have questions about Building Safer Communities? Contact Developmental Disability WA

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Bendat Parent and Community Centre
36 Dodd Street
Wembley, WA 6014

Friday, 15 September 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (AWST)

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