elder abuse

Adult protection toolkit for domiciliary care agencies

Toolkit that signposts homecare providers to everything they need to write or review policies and procedures for protecting vulnerable adults from harm. It has been designed to equip providers with information on: the nature of abuse, and how it is defined; national guidance on adult protection by all four UK administrations; regulatory requirements on dealing with abuse in domiciliary care; processes for keeping abusers out of the social care workforce; issues surrounding the management of finances, whistleblowing and confidentiality; and training including induction and supervision.

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance newsletter December 2004

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This newsletter provides an update on the progress of the SIAA and includes details of their 'Training for Trainers' session, information about elder abuse, Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002, some health and safety issues and details of useful organisations.

What is elder abuse?

Leaflet giving information and advice on what constitutes elder abuse, the types of circumstances in which it can happen and what action to take if it is discovered.

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance Annual Report 2005

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This report details activities undertaken by the SIAA in 2005 including running 'advocacy awareness' training for service providers, a 'training for trainers' course, the distribution of the 'Directory of Advocacy Organisations in Scotland' and the development of the SIAA website which hosts a discussion forum to discuss dilemmas and to start discussions on advocacy in Scotland.

Care homes for older people: national minimum standards

Brief guide to the national minimum standards for care homes for older people in England covering topics such as what to expect from care homes, rights and complaints procedures.

Response to the consultation on the review of the No Secrets guidance

JRF’s search to understand and improve the experiences of older people and disabled people in society is central to our work on social policy and practice. This publication is a response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the review of the No Secrets guidance.

Elder abuse and alcohol

Paper analysing the links between alcohol and elder abuse, looking at the global scale of the problem and discussing the role of public health in prevention.

Elder abuse: a serious concern for the EU

Document setting out the scale of the problem of elder abuse throughout the EU and recommending actions which can be taken at international, national, local and individual level to combat the problem.

World report on violence and health

Report examining the magnitude and impact of violence throughout the world, identifying the key risk factors for violence, looking at the types of intervention and policy responses which have been attempted and how effective they have been and making recommendations for action at local, national and international level.

Elder abuse advocacy toolkit

Toolkit developed to provide practical support and advice on different aspects of advocacy for all those involved in managing and delivering advocacy services for older people.