World Health Organization, September 2018
Estimates suggest that at least four million people experience elder maltreatment in any one year in the European region. This report discusses the scale of the problem in more detail, identifies risk factors for maltreatment, describes the latest evidence on the effectiveness of interventions for prevention, and identifies strategies and key policies to reduce its burden.
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NHS Confederation, 30 March 2015
The NHS Confederation has joined forces with four other leading national organisations to produce a new resource for those involved in adult safeguarding – an improvement tool based on the Adult Safeguarding Standards.
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Social Care Institute for Excellence, January 2015
People with care and support needs, such as older people or people with disabilities, are more likely to be abused or neglected. They may be seen as an easy target and may be less likely to identify abuse themselves or to report it. People with communication difficulties can be particularly at risk because they may not be able to alert others. Sometimes people may not even be aware that they are being abused, and this is especially likely if they have a cognitive impairment. Abusers may try to prevent access to the person they abuse.
Signs of abuse can often be difficult to detect. This At a glance briefing aims to help people who come into contact with people with care and support needs to identify abuse and recognise possible indicators. Many types of abuse are also criminal offences and should be treated as such.
Types of abuse:
Domestic violence or abuse
Psychological or emotional abuse
Financial or material abuse
Organisational or institutional abuse
Neglect or acts of omission
Self-neglect or self-abuse
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The Home Office, 23 October 2014
Launched at the policing and mental health summit of October 2014, this booklet helps the police to identify those who may have mental health problems, learning disabilities or other vulnerabilities and suggests the most appropriate response.
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E-Health Insider, 11 August 2014
Police should be given greater access to medical records without patient consent, a senior police chief has argued in an interview in which he also called for a register of vulnerable people to be set up to facilitate this…
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