Big demand for policy document on the abuse of vulnerable adults

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A significant response is reported to have been generated by the recently produced policy/procedure document on the abuse of vulnerable adults. The policy document was launched at the Chartered Institute of Housing National Sheltered Housing Conference in Keele, Staffordshire, in August. Dozens of organisations have requested free copies of the policy, which has been endorsed by Action on Elder Abuse. Written jointly by Sanctuary & Hanover Housing Associations, both specialists in sheltered housing provision It Couldn’t Happen Here aims to help housing and other independent sector staff to prevent, detect and deal with abuse affecting older people. The document summarises the main types of abuse, their causes and indicators and sets out a 17-step procedure for staff to use when abuse is suspected. Supporting information includes details on a range of national organisations for workers to obtain advice, information, support and advocacy. Other organisations wishing to obtain a free copy of It Couldn’t Happen H

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