You need to research at the Office of Public Guardian to see if she has a
power of attorney registered (before you go to the police) so that when you go
to the police, you can say that there is all there is not. https://www.gov.uk/find-someones-attorney-or-deputy
the last time I did one of these, the fee was £10 this morning, and
telephone call confirmed that there is no longer any fee.
There is also a number where you can report abuse of vulnerable adult 0300
456 0300 and if you think your mother has been placed in this home against her
will you can ring both this number and reported and Social Services. To be
frank, I would probably raise these concerns with social services now.
Social Services and the police would probably deal this with between them.
This could be abuse of a vulnerable adult.
If it transpires that your sister does not have a power of attorney over your
mother's affairs, I would refer the police and ss to the bank statements and
say that someone is taking money out of your mother's account. It might be your
sister as she does not have any authority to do so and show them the search
which confirms that she has no authority.
When asked where your mother is, you can tell them that your sister has put
her in a home (you suspect against her wishes) without your consent or
knowledge. At this stage in time, Social Services will probably deal with this
for you and can be your best friends in this matter. I imagine that your sister
does not want social services knocking on her door. When they do, she is going
to have to tell them where your mother is they can then take a view as to
whether this is your mother's genuine wish for your sister taking things into
her own hands.
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