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Stopping Abuse Action Group

The Commissioner established the Stopping Abuse Action Group in April 2020. The Group brings together over 30 organisations working together to ensure that older people can get the support they need to keep them safe and protected from abuse and crime.

The group is working together across the following key areas:

  • Raising public awareness
  • Improving support and services
  • Undertaking research and improving data
  • Capturing older people’s voices and experiences
  • Supporting staff through training and support
  • Influencing policy and legislation

The Action Group has also supported the Commissioner’s research relating to older people’s experiences of abuse:

ADSS Cymru
Age Cymru
BASW
Both Parents Matter
Care Inspectorate Wales
Church in Wales
DEWIS Choice
Dyfed Powys Police
EROSH
Get Safe On-line
Gwent Police
Hourglass Cymru
Llamau
Merthyr Valley Homes
National Independent Safeguarding Board Wales
National Trading Standards
National Trading Standards Scams Team
Neighbourhood Watch
NHS Safeguarding Network
North Wales Police
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
Public Health Wales
Royal College of Nursing Wales
Shared Regulatory Services
South Wales Police
Trading Standards (Wales representative)
Wales Violence Prevention Unit
WCVA
Welsh Ambulance Service Trust
Welsh Government
Welsh Government VAWDASV
Welsh Women’s Aid (Live Fear Free Helpline)
West Wales Domestic Abuse Services

Steering Group

The Commissioner has also formed a Steering Group, which includes older people, to ensure a strategic approach underpins the work delivered by the Action Group to tackle issues relating to abuse, safeguarding and protection.

Active Wales
ADSS Cymru
Age Cymru
BASW
BAWSO
Cymru Older People’s Alliance
DEWIS Choice
Get Safe On-line
Hourglass Cymru
National Independent Safeguarding Board Wales
National Trading Standards Scams Team
NHS Safeguarding Network
North Wales Police
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
Public Health Wales
Royal College of Nursing Wales
South Wales Police
Wales Violence Prevention Unit
WCVA
Welsh Senate of Older People
Welsh Women’s Aid (Live Fear Free Helpline)
WLGA

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