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Code: SGC/24/0016 Exploitation of Adults

Exploitation happens when someone has power and control over another person. They take advantage of another person’s vulnerability to make money, improve their status or gain control. In order to gain control and power they will groom the victim. The way they do this is by befriending them. This could be by buying them gifts or by giving them money, alcohol or drugs. They could also make them feel special and give them a group to belong to. Perpetrators will target a person’s vulnerability, whether they are children or adults, and will try to isolate the victim to make them depend on the perpetrator.

Adult Exploitation is an extremely important issue for anyone working with vulnerable adults. Exploitation can effect a wide range of people in very many different ways. It is an issue that needs to be understood by professionals so they know who might be more vulnerable to being exploited, what to look out for when they are working with vulnerable people and what to do if they are concerned that someone they are working with may be a victim of exploitation.

It can sometimes be really hard for a victim to know and understand that they are a victim of exploitation, as the perpetrator could be regarded as a friend. It can be very hard for the victim to disclose that they are being abused as they are being controlled by the perpetrator and they rely on them for help and support. If professionals are aware of the warning signs and risk indicators then they may be able to see the signs before the victim is aware of what may be happening. It is important to flag up early signs of exploitation so that a multi-agency approach can be put into place. This would include police who could then try and spot any criminal offences being carried out by the perpetrator and the possibility of any emerging patterns such as organised crime and exploitation rings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 March 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0208 Foster Carers Coffee Morning (Yate)

We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.

There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.

Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 March 2024 10:00 - 12:00 Yate Children's Centre (Cranleigh Court) Map

Code: SGC/24/0079 Manual Handling - Refresher South Glos OTA's only

Manual Handling - Refresher South Glos OTA's only

This half day course is an annual refresher for individuals working in adult social care settings where they have responsibilities for moving people.

This course will enable you to build on your existing knowledge and practice.

Delegates will be expected to demonstrate how they move people and share knowledge through working on scenarios.

This course is designed to be a refresher for South Glos OTA's working in adult social care with responsibilities for moving people and attendees.

Delegates from partner agencies will need to evidence that they have attended a manual handling course in the previous 18 months.

Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as there is a practical aspect to this training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 March 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map