Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults from Financial Scamming
Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016 10 – 3pm
Location: EB306, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, Holdenhurst Road
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.
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