Safeguarding Older People from Domestic Abuse Seminars

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales held a series of seminar events to help safeguard older people from domestic abuse.

Who were the target audience? 

The events were aimed at front-line staff from various organisations including; health & social care, Police, Fire and Rescue, home care workers, GP’s, Age Connect, Age and Care Alliance, RNIB, Intermediaries, Advocacy bodies, etc.

Delegates were able to develop: 

  • An understanding of the hidden epidemic of domestic abuse of older people and be able to deal with it more effectively
  • Knowledge to be able to identify the signs of abuse and what to do about it
  • Knowledge of what support is available to older people 
  • Ideas of how to raise awareness of domestic abuse with older people 
  • An understanding of the hidden problem of coercion
  • Ideas of how to implement changes in working practice

Videos of the seminars events are available below: