The article outlines the background to the recently commissioned UK national study of the prevalence of elder abuse and explains the methodology adopted in Stages 1 and 2 of the research. This is being funded by Comic Relief with co‐funding from the Department of Health and carried out by a team of researchers at King's College London and the National Centre for Social Research. Stage 1, the development work, was completed in autumn 2005. Stage 2, which began in March 2006, is a national survey of the private residential population of the United Kingdom.
The Journal of Adult Protection – Emerald Publishing
Published: Nov 1, 2006
Keywords: Elder abuse; Research; Prevalence; Definition; Policy; Focus group survey
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