Nottinghamshire County Council conducted around 1,000 inquiries into reports of abuse and neglect in care homes
Almost 1,000 inquiries into reports of abuse and neglect in care homes were conducted by Nottinghamshire County Council last year, new figures show.
Charity Age UK has called for a zero-tolerance approach to abuse, after “deeply distressing” national figures revealed an increase in investigations of maltreatment of elderly people across England.
If councils believe an adult with care and support needs is experiencing or is at risk of abuse or neglect, they must carry out what is known as a Section 42 enquiry, to determine whether they need to step in.
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