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Protection of vulnerable adults

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  • Release date: 17 February 2015
  • Period covered: 2013-14
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 increased by 18 per cent between 2012-13 and 2013-14.
  • Neglect and physical abuse were the most common types of abuse reported in referrals, occurring in 31 per cent and 27 per cent respectively.
  • 63 per cent of completed referrals were for women and 66 per cent were for people aged 65 and over.
  • 34 per cent of victims who alleged abuse lived in their own home.
  • Staff were most likely to be alleged responsible for abuse in 2013-14 (56 per cent of referrals) followed by relatives (23 per cent).


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