UNISON Legislation for Elder Abuse Campaign

This petition has come from the Retired Members of UNISON, but you don’t have to be a trade unionist to sign it.  It affects everyone and is non-political.  The law regarding elderly vulnerable people needs changing for you, and for your family:-

  • Due to mental/physical incapacity many older people are as vulnerable as a baby.  There would be a public outcry if politicians opposed legislation for care of children as hard as they oppose legislation for care for the elderly.
  • There are specific laws protecting children, animals and domestic violence, but only regular laws to protect the Elderly.
  • We are calling for the introduction of Elderly Abuse Protection Legislation as a matter of urgency.
  • As with child abuse, and racial or homophobic hate crimes, incidents of neglect and ill treatment that specifically targets an older person should be a specific criminal offence with additional penalties.



For further information see the attached Elder Abuse Leaflet attached.

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