AEA offers response to government consultation
Action on Elder Abuse has responded to the government consultation ‘Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect’, because it also raised questions about the potential for mandatory reporting of adult abuse. This aspect was not publicly highlighted, which must call into question the validity of such a consultation approach.
We believe that health practitioners, care providers and staff, clergy members and employees of local authorities, statutory bodies, financial institutions and police should be required by law to report known or suspected cases of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults to the relevant local authority safeguarding or adult protection teams.
For our full response to this and other questions from the consultation, please download our full submission here.