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December 10, 2008

Elder Abuse: Working Together to Tackle the Abuse (Bristol, UK)

Working together to tackle abuse of vulnerable adults
(Bath and North East Somerset)

9/12/2008

Police in Bath and North East Somerset are working together with agencies to tackle the abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults and protect them from mistreatment, exploitation and neglect.

The number of reports of abuse of vulnerable adults in B&NES is on the increase.

The abuse ranges from bullying, theft of money and neglect, to sexual abuse.

In October 2008 a former Salvation Army captain was sentenced for stealing cash from the charity and a friend's estate.

She received a 12-month jail term which was suspended for two years and was sentenced to serve 250 hours of community service.

Anyone who is suffering abuse, or concerned that somebody else is, should contact
Adult Social Services on 01225 477046

or an organisation such as Action on Elder Abuse for support and advice. Action on Elder Abuse can be called on 0808 808 8141,

or for more information visit http://www.elderabuse.org.uk

Alternatively if you wish to speak to the Police you can call 0845 456 7000 or in an emergency dial 999.

Abridged
SOURCE: Avon and Somerset Constabulary - Bristol,England,UK
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