Resources – violence and abuse

This is a collection of resources that promote safety from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation through teaching people about rights, responsibilities, relationships and where people can seek help.

Resources created by disability advocacy organisations:

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)

  •  Ask for help! Safeguarding the rights of people with disabilities from CALD backgrounds  (Easy Read resource available in 10 different languages)
  • Say No To Abuse videos explaining neglect and physical, emotional and financial abuse

Action for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA)

Advocacy for Inclusion

Council on Intellectual Disability (CID)

DACSSA Disability Advocacy

Down Syndrome Australia

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI)

Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability Inc. (VALID)

People with Disability Australia & Domestic Violence NSW

Good practice guidelines and resources for the domestic and family violence sector:

People with Disabilities WA

Women With Disabilities Australia

Women with Disabilities Victoria

Other useful resources:


ACT Human Rights Commission

  • e-Learning packages on Domestic Violence Awareness and Sexual Assault Education for the Disability Sector

Disability Media Australia

Deakin University

Better Health

Community Legal Centres Queensland

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Office of the eSafety Commissionner

Family Planning NSW

Family Planning Tasmania

Family Planning Victoria

National Disability Services

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

NSW Ageing & Disability Commission


Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

  • Resources for teens with intellectual disability or autism, about consent and “sexting”

Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Ombudsman NSW

Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Sexuality, Education, Counselling and Consultancy Agency

Shine SA

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA)

True QLD

Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

Women’s Community Health Network WA

Women’s Legal Centre ACT

WorkUP Queensland


If you know of any useful resources, email Siobhan at with your suggestions.