Vulnerable Adults Bill

New law welcomed for empowering care professionals

The Bill allows the Government to step in and protect seniors and people with disabilities from abuse and neglect.
The Bill allows the Government to step in and protect seniors and people with disabilities from abuse and neglect. PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Some groups hope it can include protection against financial abuse

Various groups in Singapore have welcomed the Vulnerable Adults Bill, which was passed in Parliament last week, although some flagged concerns that it did not protect against financial abuse.

The Bill, which was passed more than three years after it was first mooted, allows the Government to step in and protect seniors and people with disabilities from abuse and neglect.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2018, with the headline 'New law welcomed for empowering care professionals'. Print Edition | Subscribe