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 – translated versions in Hindi, Turkish, Mandarin and Karen

Action for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA)

Advocacy for Inclusion

Council on Intellectual Disability (CID)

DACSSA Disability Advocacy

Down Syndrome Australia

(Check for upcoming workshops at Education and Training page)

People With Disability Australia

People With Disability Australia & Domestic Violence NSW

People with Disabilities WA

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI)

South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability (SACID)

  • Easy Read Resources including:
    • Sexuality and Relationships Education
    • Relationship Wise
    • Turning Someone Down
    • Uncomfortable Moments and Hard Conversations
    • Safety on a Date
    • 5 Basic rules about sexual behaviour

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

Women With Disabilities Australia

Women with Disabilities Victoria

Other useful resources:


ACT Human Rights Commission

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

Australasian Society of Intellectual Disability

Blue Knot Foundation

Disability Media Australia

Deakin University

Better Health

Community Legal Centres Queensland

Canterbury-Bankstown Disability Abuse Prevention Collaborative (NSW)

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Equality Lawyers & Picture Human Rights

Office of the eSafety Commissioner

Family Planning NSW

Family Planning Tasmania

Family Planning Victoria

National Disability Services

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

NSW Ageing & Disability Commission

Legal Services Commission of South Australia


Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

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

Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

NSW Health (State Government)

Ombudsman NSW

Our Watch

Queensland Government

Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Sexual Health Quarters (WA)

Sexuality, Education, Counselling and Consultancy Agency

Shine SA

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

Thorne Harbour and Inclusion Designlab

True QLD

Unified Lawyers

Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

Women’s Community Health Network WA

Women’s Legal Centre ACT

WorkUP Queensland

WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Association

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