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Data Provider: Welsh Government Number of completed referrals by status of allegation and local authority
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Wales[Collapse]North Wales3,145150265590435850570285
North WalesIsle of Anglesey335**755070100*
[Collapse]South Wales3,9001853051,030500915610350
South WalesSwansea1,2104080265185350185115
Neath Port Talbot480*45150*10512040
Vale of Glamorgan170**25*6520*
Rhondda Cynon Taf4955530555510011085
Merthyr Tydfil305*4035508570*
[Collapse]South East Wales3,165360265670365775520215
South East WalesCaerphilly98011011029513517011555
Blaenau Gwent35530351203010035*


Number of completed referrals, by status of allegation and gender of alleged victim, 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No longer updated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
Up to 2011-12, the data was been collected from local authorities via one of two ways.
• Most authorities used a database system to record the details of individual referrals, and
these were then shared with the Welsh Government at the end of each year.
• The remaining authorities supplied data on a pre-defined form. In each year, this form has
asked for counts of referrals for each of a series of aspects (e.g. category of vulnerability,
abuse type, status of allegation and so on), often broken down by age and gender.

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 2007-08.

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