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.
McCreadie, C., Tinker, A., Biggs, S., Manthorpe, J., O'Keeffe, M., Doyle, M., Hills, A. and Erens, B. (2006), "First steps: the UK national prevalence study of the mistreatment and abuse of older people", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 4-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/14668203200600015Download as .RIS
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