elder abuse

HSE’s Elder Abuse Services for 2014

22nd June 2015, Health Service Executive (HSE)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) (ROI) recently published its 7th review of the HSE’s Elder Abuse Services for 2014. In 2014, there were  a total of 2,592 referrals made to the elder abuse service which is an increase of 5% on referrals from 2013.  This represents the largest number of referrals received in any year since the service was established.

National Policy on the Protection of Vulnerable People from Abuse (ROI)

9th December 2014, HSE

The Health Service Executive (ROI) launched a new national policy aimed at protecting older people and disabled persons from abuse.

Included in this are provisions for sexual abuse, which is said to include, “rape and sexual assault, or sexual acts to which the vulnerable person has not consented, or could not consent, or into which he or she was compelled to consent.”

Review of Elder Abuse Services 2013: HSE

2nd September 2014, HSE

The Health Service Executive, Republic of Ireland, recently published its 6th review of the HSE’s Elder Abuse Services for 2013.

In 2013, the HSE received 2,437 referrals of elder abuse to its service. This represented a marginal decline of 1% in referrals in 2012. However, this should be viewed in the context of a 30% increase in the number of referrals since 2008.

Read the report here.

Commissioner for Older People highlights elder abuse in NI

News Source: 

Belfast Telegraph