Protection for older people against abuse or neglect
Family violence Protection Orders
Older person or their representative can apply for Protection Order
The Family Court can issue a Protection Order to protect an adult from further abuse by someone they are in a family relationship with. Older people at risk of abuse from their children, siblings, or live-in caregivers, for example, can apply to the Family Court for a Protection Order. The court may allow a representative to apply on behalf of an abused adult if they are unable to do so themselves due to lack of capacity or fear of harm (see: “Applying for a Protection Order: Long-term protection against family violence”).