Adult Safeguarding Unit

‚ÄčSouth Australia’s Adult Safeguarding Unit (ASU) responds to reports of abuse of adults living with a disability, as well as elder abuse.

The disability can be intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive, neurological, of an episodic nature, sensory or physical impairment, or a combination.

You can make a report about actual or suspected abuse, or neglect of adults who may be at risk of abuse, as well as seek free confidential confidential advice and support.

Phone: 1800 372 310, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Email: adultsafeguardingunit@sa.gov.au.


Disability Advocacy and Complaints Services of SA Inc (DACSSA)

DACSSA provides support, information and advocacy for all people with disability, their families, friends and carers.

Phone: (08) 7122 6030

National Relay Service: 1800 555 630

Email: admin@dacssa.org.au


National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is an Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. The Hotline works with callers to find appropriate ways of dealing with these reports.

To make a report:

  • Call 1800 880 052 and speak with an experienced Hotline staff member
  • Callers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can contact the National Relay Service (NRS) by calling 1800 555 677 then asking for 1800 880 052
  • Callers from a non-English speaking background can use the Translating and Intepreting Service (TIS) by calling 13 14 50
  • Send an email to: hotline@workfocus.com.