Welcome to our English section
You can find out a great deal about the charity from our main Home page but this section contains information specifically related to England.
HIGHLIGHT: Elder abuse is a crime, but it isn’t treated like one. If you think this is wrong then join our campaign for a new law. Click here.
On 15th June 2016 AEA launched a campaign to introduce a new aggravated offence of elder abuse. We published a detailed report outlining the failure of the current criminal justice system to adequately prosecute perpetrators of abuse, and the extent of lenient sentencing if such cases do reach the courts system. There are thousands of abuse crimes perpetrated against older people in the UK each year, and the majority never achieve justice. This needs to change. Please support our campaign.
The charity is well established within the English Adult Safeguarding environment, having advocated, challenged and lobbied across a wide range of issues since its formation back in 1993. Consequently, we have interacted with Governments, both national (primarily through the Department of Health) and local; with regulators such as the Care Quality Commission and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and with multiple Third Sector groups, some of which are part of the Adult Safeguarding Alliance. We also work with, challenge, criticise and support the Care Provider sector where and when this is necessary.
An equally important part of our work is to provide support and information to victims of elder abuse and their families, and we do this through our helpline, through our Elder Abuse Recovery Services, through individual case work, and through helpline people connect with more specialist advice e.g. solicitors, etc.