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Protection of vulnerable adults

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  • Release date: 25 February 2014
  • Period covered: 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013
  • Next update: 17 February 2015
An annual report which includes data on the Protection of Vulnerable Adults in Wales.

Key points

  • The reported number of completed referrals for adult protection decreased by 15 per cent between 2011-12 and 2012-13.
  • Physical abuse and neglect were the most common types of abuse reported in referrals, occurring in 33 per cent and 31 per cent respectively.
  • 63 per cent of completed referrals were for women and 60 per cent were for people aged 65 and over.
  • 39 per cent of victims who alleged abuse lived in their own home.
  • Staff were most likely to be alleged responsible for abuse in 2012-13 (41 per cent of referrals) followed by relatives (21 per cent).


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