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Home Office in the media

Home Office in the media: Wednesday 2 October

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Home Office in the media

Today's leading story concerns a report from Age UK, which highlights the scale of domestic abuse suffered by elderly people.

Elderly abuse

The Guardian, Express and Sun cover figures from Age UK, who report that more than 200,000 people aged 60 to 74 suffered domestic abuse in England and Wales in 2017. The charity also warns that the figure could be higher owing to unrecorded abuse.

A Home Office spokesperson said:

This Government is committed to tackling violence against older people. Like other forms of abuse, attacks on older people are all too often hidden behind closed doors and so tackling it requires a collective effort.

We have appointed a designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner to provide public leadership on domestic abuse issues and play a key role in overseeing and monitoring provision of domestic abuse services in England and Wales.


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