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Why #ReadyToListen matters when it comes to sexual assault disclosures in aged care: forum

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The #ReadyToListen project was launched to improve responses to — and prevent — sexual assault in residential aged care.

A suite of resources developed for the project has been welcomed by residents and families.

In this forum, on June 30 at 11.30am (AEST), providers and advocates share their perspectives on why #ReadyToListen matters when it comes to sexual assault disclosures in residential aged care.

The panel will be hosted by Dr Catherine Barrett, director of Celebrate Ageing and coordinator of the #ReadyToListen project

The esteemed panel will include:

  • from BaptistCare: Kate Flight, Compliance Risk and Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Service and Operations
  • from Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia: Jason Abraham, solicitor with ADA Law Queensland; Geoff Rowe, CEO; and Karen Williams, manager of Human Rights Service
  • from Alzheimer’s WA: Sharyn Trent, Eden Associate, senior education coordinator and compliance officer.
  • from Advocare: Taryn Dallas Haynes, advocate team leader; Shawnee Van Poeteran, advocate; and Louise Foster, CEO.

This forum will be recorded, to receive the replay link please register here.

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