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Safeguarding Adults.

Eddie Mair | 16:44 UK time, Thursday, 16 October 2008

The government wants your ideas on how to stop abuse of adults in the care system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For example, it's considering a national database so that if abuse is detected, the recommendations from serious case reviews are there for all to see.

Another area of concern is financial abuse. Sometimes, elderly people in care lose their savings and pensions after being ripped off by their own families, sometimes by staff. In future, banks and building societies might monitor accounts to check for unusual activity.

We'll talk about this tonight. If you'd like to read more about the consultation - click HERE.


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