Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow leads delegation for new laws protecting elderly and disabled
The comments came after Prime Minister David Cameron gave a commitment to a delegation, lead by MP Paul Burstow, to look again at proposals for legislation protecting the elderly and disabled, on Wednesday, September 11.
The proposals under consideration include giving power to local authorities to carry out a confidential interview with a vulnerable adult at risk when a third party is denying them access.
Mr Burstow said: "Older people see the terrible abuse in Winterbourne View, the neglect at Mid Staffs, and the stories about poor care in some care homes and ask why no one ever goes to jail.
“These shocking stories are just the tip of the iceberg as most abuse is out of sight and out of mind.
“The Prime Minister should use the Care Bill to toughen up the law and send a powerful message that abusing and neglecting older and vulnerable people won't go undetected and unpunished."
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