Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Thursday 12th June 9.30am

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Conference

This Sutton conference brought together commissioners and providers of services across the social sector and health services to consider issues around safeguarding vulnerable adults.

 

The results of a Kings College survey into the national prevalence of elder abuse were presented by Jill Manthorpe. The survey reported that 4% of people aged over 66 and living in private households had experienced mistreatment involving a family member, friend, care worker, neighbour or acquaintance. The predominant abuse reported was neglect, followed by financial abuse.

 

 Elderly person

 

David Thompson from Advocacy Partners talked about the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and after lunch Dru Sharpling from the Crown Prosecution Service talked about issues around obtaining evidence to prosecute persons accused of mistreatment of vulnerable adults.

 

I had to leave before the end of the conference so I missed the workshop sessions. However I found the conference useful in raising my awareness of the issue of elder abuse and protecting vulnerable adults.

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June 20, 2008 - Posted by | Meeting

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