Course Profile

Course Profile: Financial Abuse (1 Day)
This course is designed to ensure that delegates have a clear understanding what constitutes financial abuse, how it can occur, prevention strategies and their responsibilities.

The course is informed by ‘Safeguarding Adults’ (ADSS 2005); ‘Hidden Voices’ (2004); ‘Assessment, Financial crime against vulnerable adults’ (SCIE report 49, 2011);’ Independence, Choice & Risk’ (DoH 2007)  The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards. It links with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013)
The course provides some knowledge for
QCF: HSC 024
NHS KSF: HWB 3.2
MIS (2012): 8
Care certificate: 10
The course is designed for all those involved in providing services for adults in a health or care contexts and for senior staff who may be responsible for supervising workers and aspects of a service’s finances.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:
  • Main requirements generally of safeguarding under the Care Act, 2014
  •  The factors that can lead to financial/material abuse
  • The types of financial/material abuse that can occur
  • The signs and symptoms of financial/material abuse
  • Which individuals and client groups are at risks of the different types of financial/material abuse
  • The link between impaired capacity and financial/material abuse
  • The relevant legislation and how this can be used in cases
  • Ways to prevent financial/material abuse
  • How to respond to a disclosure of abuse and how to report and record concerns/allegations
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Role-play, Trust exercises, Word-storming, Feedback, Discussion, PowerPoint, Group work, Handouts, Practice examples