Over 7000 adult abuse cases reported in 2016

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Almost 8,000 cases of alleged adult abuse were reported to the HSE last year.

The National Safeguarding Committee is highlighting the figures as they launch a public information campaign to improve protection for vulnerable adults.

The main types of abuse experienced were physical, psychological, financial and neglect.

Patricia Rickard Clarke Chairperson of the NSC says they are conducting a poll to gauge public awareness of abuse: