World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today (15 June) is the 10th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and therefore the ideal opportunity to highlight Action on Elder Abuse.   The conference that they are hosting today – and which I am attending as I write – highlights just what excellent work that they do, and how far we have to go.   In particular, having just heard a truly outstanding presentation by Paul Greenwood, Deputy District Attorney for San Diego, on the approach adopted in California and the offences of elder abuse enacted in law there, shows us – yet again – we can and should raise our heads above the parapet to look to other places for both legislative and “cultural” inspiration.

[For those interested in the Californian position, you may wish to read testimony from Paul Greenwood to the US Senate here].

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