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Sexual Assault in Disability and Aged Care: Prevention and response in residential services

About the SADA (Sexual Assault in Disability and Aged Care) Project website

This website has been developed as a resource for residential disability and aged-care services in New South Wales. It aims to provide information, tools and contact points for both managers and direct-care workers in these services.

Structure of the website

The site is divided into four sections on the following topics:

Each section has an introduction to the topic and contains Tools (such as model policies and links to training), Contact agencies providing further information, advice, training and support services, and Further reading appropriate to the topic.

About the SADA Project

The aim of this project is to enhance the effectiveness and capacity of residential disability and aged-care services to prevent and respond to the sexual assault of service-users. The project is auspiced by People with Disability Australia and guided by a reference group of non-government and government agencies with expertise in disability, ageing, sexual assault and human rights.

The project began as the SADA Action Strategy, initiated in 2005 by Northern Sydney Sexual Assault Service in response to the number of older women and women with disability approaching their service and the lack of appropriate responses in the ageing and disability sector. See About SADA for more on the background to the project.

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