Scotland

Scotland

Challenging harm and abuse of older people

Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse Scotland

HIGHLIGHT:  AEA Scotland National Conference (in association with Scottish Care). 

Date: Friday 27th October 2017 

At the heart of Scotland’s unique adult support and protection framework is a commitment to upholding the human rights of those it is intended to support. It’s main aims are to identify, support and protect adults at risk of harm. Yet, many practitioners struggle with the tensions between individual autonomy and ‘state’ protection. Is it possible to support and protect adults at risk of harm, while ensuring choice and empowerment for the individual?

Two of Scotland’s leading representative organisations invite you to join our engaging conference to contribute to the debate, share experiences, and find out about national and local developments in this area. Please click here for further information. 

 

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.

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About Us

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Scotland works to protect vulnerable older people from harm and abuse. We support those experiencing (or at risk of) harm and abuse, as well as raising awareness and advocating effective prevention.

AEA Scotland is part of the UK-wide organisation, Action on Elder Abuse, who were the first charity to address elder abuse and the only charity in the UK working exclusively on this issue today. Find out more about what AEA does here.

AEA Scotland was established in May 2015 to provide a tailored service to older people, their families/carers and practitioners in Scotland. Our work is be very much in line with Scotland’s unique adult support and protection agenda, taking an inclusive and partnership approach as much as possible.


What do we do?

  • raise awareness of the wide range of harm and abuse experienced by older people, which includes physical, sexual, psychological, financial and neglect
  • provide advice and support to older people experiencing harm or abuse, and those who care for or are concerned about older people
  • promote research and projects relating to harm and abuse of older people
  • campaign for the best possible support and prevention framework

Our services

support-network  Our freephone elder abuse helpline       note   Scottish and UK-wide information materials and resources

community-group  Public consultation forums

discussion Newsletters and social media updates


To keep up to date with our services in Scotland as they develop, please sign up to our free newsletter here.

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Contact Details

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland,
PO Box 29244, Dunfermline,
KY12 2EG

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Bookings now open for our national conference

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland national conference (in association with Scottish Care) ‘Choice, Empowerment, Protection… Can we achieve them all?’ A human rights-based approach to s...

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Challenging harm and abuse of older people Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse Scotland HIGHLIGHT:  AEA Scotland National Conference (in association with Scottish Care).  Date: Friday 27th October...

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Become a member to get a range of fantastic benefits By becoming a member of Action on Elder Abuse, you’ll receive: our regular Scottish bulletin (and the Welsh and Northern Irish bullet...

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We continually need financial support to continue our work. 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 di...

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News

September 6, 2017

Bookings now open for our national conference

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland national conference (in association with Scottish Care) ‘Choice, Empowerment, Protection… Can we achieve them all?’ A human rights-based approach to suppo...

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November 24, 2016

Helpline Volunteers (home-based): Action on Elder Abuse Scotland

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November 9, 2016

Vacancy: Helpline Volunteers (home-based)

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Conferences & Events

Scotland Conference

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland national conference (in association with Scottish Care) ‘Choice, Empowerment, Protection… Can we achieve them all?’ A human rights-based approach to supporting, empowering and protecting older people go to: www.elderabuse.org.uk/scotland-conference for more information or email: confscotland@elderabuse.org.uk.    

Friday 27th October 2017

10:00am - 15:50pm

Hilton Hotel, 1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT

Resources

Scotland – Financial Harm

Resources

Guidance on how to protect yourself from financial harm The financial harm of older people is a growing problem, with perpetrators often being people that are in relationships of trust e.g. family, friends and neighbours.  Our new booklet helps you understand what is financial harm, and gives you straightforward advice on how to protect yourself. Download this useful resource for free: Financial Harm & Abuse booklet.

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AEA Scotland Information booklets

Resources

AEA Scotland has recently published two new booklets in partnership with Age Scotland. 'Keeping safe from harm and abuse' is a helpful guide for older people on the different types of harm and abuse, tips on protecting yourself and, information on what older people can do it they are experiencing harm, abuse or neglect. The second booklet 'Are you worried an older person is being harmed or abused?' will be useful for anyone concerned about an older person, and includes information on spotting the signs of abuse, helping people understand why an older person might be reluctant to speak up, and what they can do to help. You can download both booklets here:

Are you worried an older person is being harmed or abused?

Keeping safe from harm and abuse

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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