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Stopping Abuse Action Group

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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:

• Active Wales
• ADSS Cymru
• Age Cymru
• Both Parents Matter
• Care Inspectorate Wales
• Church in Wales
• Cymru Older People’s Alliance
• DEWIS Choice
• Dyfed Powys Police
• Get Safe On-line
• Gwent Police
• Hourglass Cymru
• Llamau
• Merthyr Valley Homes
• National Independent Safeguarding Board Wales
• 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
• The Dyn Project (Safer Wales)
• Trading Standards (Wales representative)
• Wales Violence Prevention Unit
• Welsh Ambulance Service Trust
• Welsh Government
• Welsh Government VAWDASV
• Welsh Senate of Older People
• Welsh Women’s Aid (Live Fear Free Helpline)
• West Wales Domestic Abuse Services

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