Help shape the future of sexual rights in aged care homes

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN), in collaboration with Celebrate Ageing and the Older Women’s Network NSW, has developed a  Charter of Sexual Rights and responsibilities in Residential Aged Care.

You can help shape the Charter by taking part in a short survey which is open until this Friday
23 September.

Your responses will help OPAN to understand which rights and responsibilities you think are important to protect the sexual rights of older people in residential aged care.

What is a Charter of Sexual Rights in Residential Aged Care?

The Charter promotes better approaches for responding to and preventing sexual assault in aged care homes.

It outlines 14 rights and responsibilities for residents and staff to identify when sexual activity becomes sexual assault.

The Charter was developed as part of OPAN’s #ReadyToListen Project which aims to build the skills and capacity of residential aged care service providers to better respond to and prevent the sexual assault of older people.

How do I get involved?

You can have your say in shaping the charter by taking part in a short survey.

The survey asks you to indicate how important you think each of the 14 rights and responsibilities listed in the charter are.

The deadline to complete the survey is this Friday, 23rd September.

More information

For more information, visit the Older Person’s Advocacy Network’s (OPAN) website.

If you need to talk to someone about sexual assault, you can call 1800 RESPECT.

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