September 14th 2018
AICHI – The number of consultations and reports reported that disabled people were abused in 2017 in Aichi prefecture had risen to 560 (preliminary figures), and the number of consultations and reports was updated for the fourth consecutive year. The number of cases that municipalities approved also reached 175 (same), the highest number ever. Abuse from a position to protect such as family members and welfare facility staff is conspicuous, and the trend is increasing.
It was reported by the Prefectural Autonomous Center (Naka Ward, Nagoya City) on the September 13th, along Prefectural Handicapped Persons with Abuse Prevention and Discrimination Promotion Council. Among the accredited cases, the perpetrator of abuse is “caretaker” such as parents and spouses occupy 70%, including 128 cases, the number of facility staff is 28, the number of employers and employees who work at nineteen was.
There were 100 physical instances such as violence in descending order of abuse, 54 psychological cruelty such as verbal abuse, economic abuse of using and managing property without the consent of the person himself / herself There were 48 cases, abandonment of nursing care 16 cases, sexual abuse 11 cases. Seventy-five of the victims had intellectual disabilities, sixty mental disorders, 45 physical disabilities, and four developmental disorders.
In the council, as a malicious case of abuse by a facility staff member, an official of a business establishing a day service such as after school last year reported an example of injuring the pudenda of boys with developmental disorder (8) and making bruises It was.
According to Aichi prefecture the establishment initially reported to the city under jurisdiction that “the child rubbed his back against the floor by himself” and gave false reports, such as about the name and address of the business office. Although the city was recognized as physical abuse by the staff, the employee had already retired and explained that it was not able to hear.
With the enforcement of the 12-year disabled abuse prevention law, the obligation to report was imposed on everyone who found abuses. A person in charge of the prefectural disability welfare section said, “The increase in the number of reports is based on the rise in consciousness due to the enforcement of the law, we will strive to prevent damage by strengthening cooperation with municipalities that respond to mistreatment and strengthening cooperation with private organizations”.