Domestic and family violence (DFV) is an increasing community safety concern.
We are committed to creating a safer city of Logan for our residents and acknowledge the role local government plays in addressing this issue through the City of Logan Safe City Strategy and Action Plan 2021-2025.
DFV is when one person behaves in a way that controls or dominates another person and causes fear for their safety and wellbeing. Domestic violence is usually a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviour which can take many forms. It occurs in intimate, family or informal care relationships. It is a societal issue that goes beyond social classes, income level, religion, culture, age groups, sexuality or gender identity. DFV is a major health and welfare issue that mostly affects women and children.
If you suspect someone is involved in a domestic violence situation there are certainly ways you can help. It is never advisable to put yourself in a position where you could be in danger.
To report a domestic violence incident, call Police Link on 131 444.
If it is an emergency or someone’s life is in danger call Triple Zero (000).
Elder abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.
The Elder Abuse Prevention Helpline is a first port-of-call for support, referrals and information about elder abuse. They provide free assistance to anyone who experiences, witnesses or suspects the abuse of an older person by someone they know and trust. All calls to their Helpline are confidential and you are welcome to remain anonymous. They don’t record calls or keep notes.
The Helpline is older person focussed, respectful, non-judgemental and offers you the time to talk things over at your own pace.
Elder abuse is a complex issue and our role is to work with you on what the best options may be for you and your family. Sometimes, contact with other agencies may be needed.