What is being decided?

The abuse of vulnerable adults is unacceptable. It is never justified. New laws have recently been passed by the Parliament of South Australia to set up a new Adult Safeguarding Unit, which is expected to start later in 2019. 

The Office for Ageing Well (formerly Office for the Ageing) is seeking your feedback to inform the development of Regulations to support the implementation of the new laws. 

Draft Ageing and Adult Safeguarding Regulations 2019 and a discussion paper have been prepared based on previous feedback received from the community and key organisations.

The regulations will provide the detail around the operation of the Adult Safeguarding Unit, including the following areas which we are inviting you to consider:

  • Meaning of abuse
  • Providing consent
  • Referral following reports
  • Information sharing

How can you get involved?

Read the draft Ageing and Adult Safeguarding Regulations 2019 and the discussion paper and provide your feedback by:

Submissions must be received by 5.00pm (ACST) 29 March 2019.

How will your input be used?

Your feedback will help inform the Regulations to support the implementation of the changes to the Ageing and Adult Safeguarding Act 1995 and the operation of the new Adult Safeguarding Unit.

It is expected that the Regulations will be made and published later in 2019.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 29 March 2019