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Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in England - October 2009 - March 2010, Experimental statistics

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01 Oct 2009 to 31 Mar 2010


Experimental Statistics

This is the first national publication on the Abuse of Vulnerable Adults data return. Councls with Adult Social Services Responsibility were invited to submit the return on a voluntary basis in 2010, covering the collection period 1st October 2009 to 31st March 2010. Not all councils took part and of those which did, some only submitted a partial return. The report presents information on the data submitted, aggregated across participating councils, on referrals to Adult Safeguarding Teams and their subsequent outcomes.

This data is published as experimental statistics and as such we invite users to provide any feedback via the feedback form above.

Key Facts

For participating councils in England, during the period 1st October 2009 to 31st March 2010:

  • The largest number of referrals was in the 18 to 64 age group (39 per cent), followed by the 85 and over age group (25 per cent) .
  • There were more referrals recorded for women than men in every age group.
  • Half of the referrals recoded (50 per cent) were for adults with physical disabilities, followed by adults with learning disabilites (21 per cent) and adults with mental health needs (20 per cent).
  • The majority of referrals came from social care staff (43 per cent), health staff (18 per cent) and 'other' sources (18 per cent).

Council-level data is available on a restricted basis to council users in our National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) online analysis tool, which can be found at: .

This data can be made available upon request


Last edited: 11 April 2018 4:00 pm