Age Concern New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to comment on Family Violence, Sexual
Violence and Violence within Whanau Workforce Capability Framework. We would welcome an
opportunity to present on elder abuse and neglect prevention to the Expert Working Group and
Age Concern New Zealand would like to see the following changes in the Family Violence, Sexual
Violence and Violence within Whanau Workforce Capability Framework:
- Greater inclusion of workforce capabilities relating to elder abuse and neglect prevention.
- Older people as an identified group requiring different ways of working.
- Recognition of workforce capabilities relating to working with clients who have reduced
or declining cognitive and sensory abilities.
In the submission there is more information about elder abuse and neglect and how this relates
to workforce capability, range of services we offer addressing elder abuse and neglect, insights
from the workforce, and case studies based on people that we work with.