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Elder Abuse

AIM: Better understanding by police and partners of the extent and nature of elder abuse, followed by positive action taken to address the issues uncovered. 

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

  • Age UK Oxfordshire were awarded £55,000 for a two-year project to work with organisations who engage with the elderly community and train them on elder abuse, vulnerability issues and safeguarding procedures.

Thames Valley Police

  • A national initiative, Operation Signature was launched in November 2018 within the force to safeguard victims of financial abuse.  This includes preventing people becoming victims of fraud and helping to stop victims being repeatedly targeted.