Strategy Event – Wednesday 21 February

Elder Abuse: Community Led Strategies for Change

On Wednesday February 21, the day after the conference, there will be a one-day strategy event — Elder Abuse: Community Led Strategies for Change — bringing together by invitation 50 – 60 key elder abuse prevention stakeholders from across multiple sectors. The purpose of this event is for participants to develop and document an elder abuse prevention strategic framework. In order to inform this process, in the lead up to the conference, all delegates will be sent an online survey. The results from the survey of delegates will assist in the development of a final conference communique.

Based on the delegate consultation, together with understanding key findings and themes generated at the conference, findings and recommendations from recent government inquiries and the conference communique, the participants at the strategy event will develop a number of key strategies. These strategies will form the basis of a set of recommendations to which leaders from a range of community organisations attending the event will be invited to sign their agreement. The purpose of this work is to ensure that the community sector is contributing to the development of a national plan to combat elder abuse, providing focus and coherency across multiple sectors and assisting policymakers in prioritising responses to elder abuse.