Dignity of risk is key component of aged care quality standards. It refers to the right of consumers to make decisions about their own lives, care and services. It also acknowledges that older people have the right to take risks and this needs to be supported. In this session the Eastern Sector Development Team explore dignity of risk, the expectation placed on service providers and the rights and freedom of older people that need to be supported. The balance between dignity of risk and duty of care is discussed and the concept of applying an intersectional lens to risk is introduced. The session also highlights the power and privilege dynamics between individuals and aged care professionals and the need for service providers to address imbalances which can prevent older people enjoying dignity of risk.