Victim Support Service (VSS) provides free and confidential help to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia. We work in partnership with other organisations, we re not a government agency or part of the police and you don't have to report a crime to get our help. It doesn’t matter where the crime happened and you can call us any time after the crime, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago.
We have an office in Adelaide and offices in seven country areas.
For support call Helpdesk: 1800 VICTIM (1800 842846)
VSS is pleased to announce that we are now providing
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New laws to prevent sexual exploitation of people with intellectual disability or cognitive impairment.
As part of the Disability Justice Plan, the South Australian Attorney-General's Department has announced two new sexual offences to increase protection for people living with intellectual disability or cognitive impairment.
The new laws will come into effect on 30 March 2015, and will cover anyone who provides a service to someone with a cognitive impairment, such as home care assistants, support workers, and nurses. The laws also cover other people who provide services, paid or unpaid, such as bus drivers, hair dressers, and volunteers.
The two new offences do not cover spouses or partners of the person with cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.
Further information about the new laws is available in Fact Sheets prepared by the Legal Services Commission of SA.
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