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.

Our services

support-network  Our freephone elder abuse helpline       note   English information materials and resources

community-group  Public consultation forums                     member  Conferences, events and training

discussion Newsletters and social media updates

Our Staff

Stephen McCarthy


Contact Details

P.O. Box 60001
SW16 9BY

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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 ab...

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Free financial abuse booklet

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Conferences & Events

Conferences and Events in England

ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE NATIONAL SAFEGUARDING CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2017 With talks and workshops from key figures in Social Care on topics such as: •Self Neglect •Making Safeguarding Personal •Mental Capacity •Financial Abuse •Police Procedures when dealing with Elder Abuse cases •Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards •Power of Attorney •Protection or Intrusion? The Use of Cameras and Assistive Technologies in Care Settings’ Speakers include: Denzil Lush Tim Spencer- Lane - Law Commission Alex Ruck Keene - Barrister - 39 Essex Chambers Gillian Dalley - Visiting Research Fellow - Brunel University Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts - Senior Lecturer, Registered Social Worker, Postgraduate Researcher- School of Nursing and Allied Health Chris King - Trading Standards Richard Barnwell - Local Government Ombudsman This is the one conference this year you do not want to miss! We are taking bookings now, so please email enquiries@elderabuse.org.uk for a booking form. Click here to download the conference programme. Who is this event relevant to? Safeguarding Practitioners Care Providers Voluntary sector organisations Local Authorities Other public sector bodies Health professionals Solicitors/ legal representatives of elders The police The financial sector

13th September 2017


ORT House, NW17NE


Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse

We work to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults and by doing so we also protect other adults a risk of abuse. We are the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the United Kingdom working exclusively on the issue today. Consequently, when you provide support to us, or make a donation, you can be sure that it will be only be used on issues relating to elder abuse and nothing else.

Our work is fundamental to challenging elder abuse:

We constantly need financial support to continue our activities. Although we are as effective as many of the bigger charities, we receive only a fraction of their income. Help us continue to make a difference by making a donation today. There are a variety of ways to do this: you can donate on your mobile phone, visit our Just Giving page, or click on the ‘Donate Now’ tab to find out more options. Together we can end elder abuse.

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