ESRC event Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming

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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming

Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016 10 – 3pm
Location: EB306, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, Holdenhurst Road


laf-imageThe National Centre for Post-qualifying Social Work hosted a FREE event on safeguarding vulnerable adults from financial scamming as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Financial scamming are growing aspects of financial crime, and those working to protect vulnerable adults needs to develop increased awareness and understanding of the challenges it poses. The Office of Fair Trading estimates that UK consumers lose about £3.5 billion to scams each year. These threats take on many forms, including doorstep scams, phone scams, postal scams and increasingly scams via the internet.

This ESRC Festival of Social Science event showcased recent research and best practice responses dealing with the threat posed by financial scams, bring together staff from key agencies and the public to explore research and best practice to tackle this issue.

Speakers

Dr Lee-Ann Fenge – Deputy Director and Dr Sally Lee – National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice: Protecting yourself from Financial Scams
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BU Cyber Security Unit – Ransomware: a presentation from the Cyber Security Unit

Trading Standards
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Jackie White – Social Worker Dorset County Council: A social worker’s perspective

Dr Sally Lee – The new landscape of safeguarding adults and financial scamming
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After lunch there was an opportunity to work with others to explore new ways of working together to tackle financial scams and to explore and the ways in which agencies can develop strategies to support vulnerable adults who are at risk or are victims of financial scams.

Staff from the National Centre for Post-qualifying Social Work also showcased the recently updated National Safeguarding Framework for Adults

For further information please contact

Dr Lee-Ann Fenge – Deputy Director NCPQSW

lfenge@bournemouth.ac.uk

Reference

Office of Fair Trading (2009) The psychology of Scams, Office of Fair Trading: London 

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