Wokingham Adult Abuse Case Reports Increase 80%


Reports of suspected vulnerable adult abuse in Wokingham, Berkshire have increased by 80% in the past year, a council report shows.

Wokingham Borough Council’s annual report showed there were 380 referrals between April 2010 and 2011, compared with 211 the previous year.

Alleged perpetrators include 92 care staff and 65 family members.

Social services director Stuart Rowbotham said the rise was probably due to an awareness campaign.

The report states that 72% of reported cases have been substantiated.

August 23, 2011 |

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