the current system leaves people open to abuse
As a practicsing social worker the level of abuse of adults and older people I have encountered is frightening. in the form of sexual, physical, emotional, neglect, and particularly financial abuse.
I apprectiate is difficult due to the rights of adults in britain, and there are aspects of the mental capcity or national assistance act that can help; but social services have no overarching powers to protect these vulnerable people, particularly in cases where the police do not feel it warrants a criminal investigation. For instance, we have no powers of removal.