Course Duration:

Prevent Abuse and Neglect

We all know that prevention is better than cure, but too often our responses to situations of abuse and neglect are left until after harm has been caused. While not every situation can be predicted, this insightful course explores ways that professionals, support workers and family members can take steps to prevent abusive situations before they occur.

We explore ways to recognise and respond to serious risk and what to do if we suspect a vulnerable person is in danger.

Applicable to sectors such as education, health, youth, childcare, disability, mental health and seniors, the tools and precautions presented can be used in a wide variety of situations where people may be at risk.

This crucial course will teach you the practical steps anyone can take to reduce risk and make a difference, in either a personal or professional context.

Topics include:

  • Bearing witness: the power of presence
  • Evaluating the situation
  • Signs that help is needed
  • Safe interventions
  • Privacy vs Everyone’s Business
  • The art of redirection
  • The courage to speak up
  • Engaging nearby support
  • What can I do legally?
  • Offering protection and assistance

This course includes

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home reference package and free online resources.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Certificate of attendance.


Evolve Events
Suite 9, 150 Hay Street
Subiaco 6008

Click here for further details regarding parking, transport and location.

Our venue is wheelchair accessible, including toilets. However, if you have any special access needs or would like any support or adaptations to make learning easier for you, please let us know.


We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $35 toward catering and materials.

Click here to apply.


Standard | $285
Corporate and Government

Non-Profit/ Individuals | $185
Staff of non-profit organisations, micro-businesses with less than 5 staff and self-funded waged individuals

Concession | $125
Concession Card Holders paying as individuals

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