Outcome 4 - Resources and Guidance
People First New Zealand
People First New Zealand Inc. Ngā Tāngata Tuatahi is a national disabled persons organisation that is led and directed by people with learning (intellectual) disability. The organisation’s website includes information about rights (including in Easy Read format), as well as information about the Keeping Safe Feeling Safe Course (an abuse prevention programme for adults with learning (intellectual) disability.
- website peoplefirst.org.nz
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone 0800 206070
Office for Disability Issues
The Office for Disability Issues website provides a range of resources aimed at educating disabled people about their rights, including the Convention of the Rights with Persons with Disabilities.
- website odi.govt.nz
Age Concern has an Elder Abuse response service. Contact details for different geographical areas are on its website or you can call.
- website ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZ_Public/EANP_contact_information.aspx
- phone 0800 EA NOT OK (0800 32 668 65)
Bullying-Free NZ has a section on its website specific to preventing and responding to bullying of children with disabilities.
Family Violence It’s Not OK
It’s not OK is a community-driven behaviour change campaign to reduce family violence in New Zealand, funded by the Ministry for Social Development. Its goal is to change attitudes and behaviour that tolerate any kind of family violence. The website includes various research and resources.
- website areyouok.org.nz
- phone 0800 456 450
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau has useful information about reporting abuse of children and vulnerable adults.
Patient.info (UK website) – Safeguarding adults information
Patient is an online medical resource supplying evidence-based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals. It has some useful information:
- for clinicians patient.info/doctor/safeguarding-adults-pro
- for patients patient.info/health/safeguarding-adults-leaflet
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