Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016 10 – 3pm
Location: EB306, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, Holdenhurst Road
The National Centre for Post-qualifying Social Work is pleased announce that it will be hosting a FREE event on safeguarding vulnerable adults from financial scamming as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Financial scamming and mass marketing fraud (MMF) 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 will showcase recent research and best practice responses dealing with the threat posed by financial scams. This event will bring together staff from key agencies and the public to explore research and best practice to tackle this issue.
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
BU Cyber Security Unit – Ransomware: a presentation from the Cyber Security Unit
Trading Standards fighting back against scams
Jackie White – Social Worker Dorset County Council: A social worker’s perspective
Dr Sally Lee – The new landscape of safeguarding adults and financial scamming
After lunch there will be 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 will also showcase the recently updated National Safeguarding Framework for Adults
CLICK HERE to see the flyer, feel free to print it out and share with your colleagues.
For further information on the event please contact
Dr Lee-Ann Fenge – Deputy Director NCPQSW