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Data Provider: Welsh Government Number of completed referrals by source of first referral and year
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TotalAlleged victim105707590
Relative / friend185210250300
Social services department care manager805825825885
Social services department provider235275260270
Health (hospital)320685500505
Ambulance service65604560
Health (primary / community / LHB)265295275370
Independent mental capacity advocate***5
Care regulator (CSSIW or HIW)50558090
Provider agency (non social services department)1,0501,2151,1751,270
Department for Work and Pensions (Benefits Agency)****
Education / further education15151015


Number of completed referrals, by source of first referral, year ending 31 March

Last update
22 February 2017 22 February 2017

Next update
No longer updated

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Protection of vulnerable adults (PVA2) data collection, Welsh Government

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Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
This table presents data in relation to allegations of abuse against adults. The Welsh Government requires local authorities to deliver annual adult protection reports, including data to commonly agreed standards established through 'In Safe Hands', published in 2000. While extensive efforts have been made to gather reliable and accurate information from local authorities, the data remains imperfect. For this reason, caution is needed in drawing
conclusions from the data if they are not supported by other evidence.

Data collection and calculation
For the year 2012-13 onwards, a single form for the collection of data from all local authorities is in operation. This is supported by the improved guidance that has been developed in conjunction with local authority adult protection co-ordinators.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are shown for each financial year from 2012-13.

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied
The following measures have been taken to minimise the risk of unwanted disclosure of personal data:
All figures have been rounded to the nearest five. Where there are less than five adults in any group, the actual number has been suppressed, and replaced by the symbol *.

Revisions information

Statistical quality
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, or alongside further information on quality and methods in the Quality Report, as per the given weblinks.

Abuse; Protection