Queensland State Government’s Online Resource – Domestic and family violence information and support for women with disability
This website will help you or your family members learn about domestic and family violence and the steps you can take if you think it’s happening to you or other people you know. There are some easy read resources here for people experiencing any kind of abuse. Click on this LINK to go to website.
Queensland State Government’s Online Resource – Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Information
This website will help you or your family members learn about sexual violence, assault and abuse and the steps you can take if you think it’s happening to you or other people you know. Click on this LINK to go to website.
WWILD has a list of Easy Read resources for people with intellectual and learning disabilities to help them know their rights, and information on various topics. As a supporter it may be your role to provide information and reassurance. Please see our Easy Read Resources page to access our ‘ A Simple English booklet about Sexual Assault’ and ‘ A Simple English Booklet about Domestic Violence’ resources you can download anytime to assist someone to learn more about Sexual Violence or Domestic and Family Violence. You may also click on WWILD’s ‘What to do if someone hurts you’ page for another Easy English resource.
Enable Scotland have created an excellent resource for families, carers and support workers on supporting adults with intellectual disabilities who have experienced sexual abuse. Please be aware however that it is placed in the Scottish context, so the information about the law is not relevant to the Australian context.
Download Enable Scotland’s Unlocking sexual abuse and learning disabilities. Supporting adults with learning disabilities who have been sexually abused: A guide for family carers and support staff here.
You may wish to help the person seek legal advice or to get an advocate to help them negotiate systems like police, disability services or housing. Please visit our Other Services pages for listings of Legal Services, Disability Advocacy Services and more.