Course Introduction

This course will enhance your knowledge, awareness and understanding of Adult Safeguarding specific to vulnerable adults who may be at risk from Criminal Exploitation. It will help increase your confidence in effective decision-making and assessing safeguarding risks/threshold levels of need, with the goal of enabling you to better understand, engage, support and keep safe, clients adversely affected by Criminal Exploitation. 

Duration – 6 x Hours (09.30AM – 16.00PM

Next Course Date – 

2023 Dates to be confirmed

Course Aimed at – Health, Police, Adult Social Services, Probation, Ambulance Services, Specialist Support Services, Secure Estate, Supported Accommodation staff, Homeless Services, Social Housing, Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND), Traumatic Brain Injury support, Looked After Children Transition Services, Adult Mental Health, Domestic Abuse Services, Community Health, Care for the Elderly (Residential and Home Care).

Cost – £125p.p + VAT

Difficulty – Intermediate / Advanced (Level 3)

Trainer – Mark Pearson

Materials Provided – Best practice, policies and procedures

Topics Covered

  • Exploitation definitions, gang structure and roles, identified vulnerable cohorts 
  • Stages and methods of grooming 
  • Cuckooing of home addresses; associated typologies, signs to look for 
  • Contextual Safeguarding and Trauma Informed Practice 
  • Effective engagement and support – ‘one to one’, group and family
  • Threshold levels of need, safeguarding risk assessment, Sec 42 duty and multi-agency risk management of higher risk cases 
  • Case Studies, National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and impact of the Dark Web 
  • The importance of Working Together and joint information sharing 
  • Applying learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs)

Course Description

This course highlights the importance of agencies and commissioned services working together to effectively tackle the complex interplay between poverty, client vulnerability, contextual safeguarding risks, trauma and exploitation. It explores the key stages and methods of grooming. You will learn about best practice from a manager and practitioner perspective.

It will equip you to better identify safeguarding risks, apply threshold levels of need and understand experienced trauma. This approach can improve the quality and rationale of your Safeguarding Referrals. The course emphasises the importance of the 3 E’sEarly identification, Early risk assessment and Early intervention, along with focusing on positive support of clients through, ‘one to one’, group and family interventions.

The course emphasises client empowerment in shaping successful solutions through joint problem solving and co-production. You will have opportunities to ask questions of a trainer with extensive multi agency experience of supporting those affected by exploitation.