Sunday, April 15, 2007

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday 15 June 2007 Mark your calendars! The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) has announced the 2nd Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, 2007 and once again AEA is working with care providers, regulators, government bodies, and the public to make this a major event

Adult Protection Teams are under-funded, under-resourced, and under-staffed. Increased referrals to some teams would result in crisis. Abusers escape through the huge gaps that exist e.g. if you neglect someone and kill them you will face a charge under the Domestic Violence, Crimes and and Victims Act 2005. But you can neglect them, and neglect them, and neglect them the point of death. This must stop!

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