Recognising and Responding to Abuse
According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the evidence about prevalence of elder abuse in Australia is lacking. However, if international indications provide any guidance, it is likely that between 2% and 14% of older Australians experience elder abuse in any given year, with the prevalence of neglect possibly higher. Abuse or harm can come from family members, friends, professionals, and care staff.
Participating in this course will help you to develop a greater understanding of common types of abuse and to understand the important role the carer has in recognising and reporting the signs of abuse.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the different types of elder abuse
- How to recognise the signs of elder abuse
- Understand staff roles and responsibilities if abuse is suspected
Who is this course appropriate for:
This course is appropriate for all staff who work in social care.
Continuing Professional Development Hours:
Up to 8 hours can be earned completing this course.
You can earn 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour by completing the video and assessment questions. If you wish to extend your learning and earn up to an additional 7 CPD hours, you may download the extension exercise which is attached to this course.
View the trailer below to preview the course: