“Wedlake Bell partner calls for government response to rise of elderly financial abuse in the UK” – eprivateclient writes

20 / 02 / 2018

eprivateclient has published an article on the outcome of Private Client partner, Ann Stanyer’s, request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

On the data obtained, eprivateclient writes that “figures from the FOIA showed that between January 2013 and June 2017, the CQC received 12,968 official reports, where investigated allegations of financial abuse were made to the commission.”

Ann writes that “financial abuse of the elderly is a crime that goes on behind closed doors and is compounded by the fact that it involves victims who are often frail, vulnerable and feel isolated.”

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