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Protection of vulnerable adults

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  • Release date: 22 February 2017
  • Period covered: 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
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 11 per cent between 2014-15 and 2015-16.
  • Neglect and physical abuse were the most common types of abuse reported in referrals, occurring in 36 per cent and 32 per cent respectively.
  • 61 per cent of completed referrals were for women and 65 per cent were for people aged 65 and over.
  • 39 per cent of victims who alleged abuse were abused in their own home.
  • Staff were most likely to be alleged responsible for abuse in 2015-16 (56 per cent of referrals) followed by relatives (23 per cent).


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