The hidden scale of vulnerable adult abuse can be assessed by tracking individual council’s levels of referrals. This is a long term exercise but clicking on the statistics tag will highlight different posts with this information. Register your interest if you would like to be kept informed of this work.
Case Study – Wokingham Borough Council
For instance, 118 paid staff were accused of abusing vulnerable adults in Wokingham Borough Council last year, but only 14 were disciplined. Furthermore referrals to Wokingham Borough Council have increased by 80 per cent to 380 people over the last 12 months. Of these 380 people, 192 were elderly and 152 had a learning disability. Continue reading Hidden extent of vulnerable adult abuse