Video: The reality of elder abuse Adult Protection in England and Wales has been around since at least 2001. But we still see elder abuse rampant across our societies. Why? Government and statutory bodies argue that the criminal justice system is effective. But that's not the reality for most older people. And too many cases never reach court in the first place. Watch and listen to our CEO demolish the arguments that say we are doing enough, that we've got the right balance. But be warned. It's not a pleasant reality that he shows. It is unfair, frightening and demonstrates the level of ageism that distorts older people's civil and human rights. Watch. And then please sign our petition to make elder abuse a crime. Because that's what it us. Sign here.