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ELDER ABUSE TRAINING SESSION WITH EAHRU & NSW PUBLIC GUARDIAN - LIMITED SPA...

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Saxons Training Facilities

Level 10

10 Barrack Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Join us for an interactive training day that will provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn from both the NSW Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit and the NSW Public Guardian, in terms of current policy and best practice around identifying and responding to abuse of older people and supported decision making in the context of elder abuse.

The ticket fee is for cost recovery, which is comprised of venue hire, resources, ticket seller fee and GST. Fee includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Who is this event for?

This session is suitable for any service/organisation that provides services to/supports older people in the community: in-home care providers; community and personal care workers; allied health workers; nurses; social housing workers; emergency services workers; family violence workers; case managers; assessment officers; volunteers; managers.

Morning Session: Recognising and Responding to the Abuse of Older People

Presented by Shelly Harpur (EAHRU)

9.00am – 12.30pm

During this training session, participants will:

  • Explore the societal context of elder abuse and the rights of older people
  • Identify elder abuse types and signs
  • Examine the complexity of elder abuse, and barriers to recognising and reporting
  • Understand duty of care and appropriate action to take when elder abuse is disclosed, witnessed or suspected (according to updated NSW Interagency Policy 2018)
  • Learn how to respond to reports of alleged abuse
  • Find out where to go for advice and assistance

Afternoon Session: Introduction to Supported Decision Making

Presented by Carolyn Smith (NSW Public Guardian)

1.30pm – 5pm

The NSW Public Guardian is part of the Department of Justice and is appointed as a substitute decision maker for people deemed not able to make their own decisions in the areas of health and lifestyle. We work in partnership with the NSW Trustee and Guardian who are appointed to make financial decisions. Both agencies are only appointed as a last resort. Generally speaking, we would all prefer to make our own decisions and get the support we need to maintain our independence. As professionals working with older people, building their supports and decision making ability is key to upholding their human rights. Join the Public Guardian for an interactive workshop that will focus on the concept of support for Decision Making, the importance of building ability and the planning ahead documents that can be put in place to help uphold a persons rights.

During this training session, participants will:

  • differentiate between ‘supported’ and ‘substituted’ decision-making
  • understand the key concepts and principles involved in supported decision-making
  • recognise the human rights basis for supported decision-making and its relevance to the Aged Care Act 1997
  • develop strategies for supporting client decision-making in the context of elder abuse
  • address organisational challenges in implementing supported decision-making


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Saxons Training Facilities

Level 10

10 Barrack Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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