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This programme aims to give practitioners the opportunity to examine and explore the nature of the exploitation of adults at risk of harm. It will consider the nature of that exploitation and how it can manifest in our communities and care settings in order to help practitioners to intervene in order to minimise either the risk, or experience of, abuse.

Who is Adult Sexual Exploitation & Adult Criminal Exploitation aimed at?

Staff working in Adult Social Care

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

On conclusion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the nature of harm and exploitation of adults: the values and attitudes that enable both its disguise and its disclosure.
  • Understand what is vulnerability, the challenges of capacity and capability. Is this an Unwise decision or are there other forces at play.
  • understand coercive control, issues of consent and the ability to engage in relationships
  • Be able to use the principles of safeguarding and the Care Act Eligibility criteria to inform decisions of intervention under s42 of the Care Act.
  • Understand scams, mate and hate crime – who’s vulnerable and what are the department’s duties and powers?
  • Be able to use partnership working to manage risk
  • have been able to reflect on the learning and their experience to date when working with, identifying and planning interventions, for adults at risk of harm

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