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Code: SGC/21/0924 Safeguarding Adults Awareness for Community Groups (Volunteers Only) PM Session


Please note this session is for Community Group Volunteers only, if you work in a Social Care organisation or charity, please book on Raising Safeguarding Concerns training.

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy & Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of individuals who support adults at risk are aware of key issues of Safeguarding Adults.

This session will equip volunteers who support community groups within South Gloucestershire to identify what safeguarding adults is, how to recognise an adult at risk and what to do if abuse is disclosed or suspected.

This session can also be delivered ‘in house’ to your group either virtually via Zoom or Face to Face as Covid restrictions allow. For more information about this please email or

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1 23 November 2021 13:00 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0454 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 30 November 2021 09:00 - 16:30 Delivery to be Confirmed Map

Code: SGC/20/1547 Community Care Inform Adults (SGC Staff Only)

Community Care Inform Adults are vital, online resources for social care professionals.

These resources help reduce risk for the people we support and for organisations by ensuring you are able to make confident, robust and evidence-based decisions every day and defend those decisions. These essential resources save time, improve your practice and support your learning.

By using this resource, you can be sure that your work is informed by the latest research, legal rulings and good practice.
The guides are designed to be easy to read and understand. Information is available when you want it and tailored to how you need it. the quick guides, for example, work as well on mobile as they do on a computer making them a perfect resource to check while on the move or before visiting a person you support. the in-depth guides provide the detailed information you require, for example when undertaking assessments or preparing court reports.
Community Care works with the leading researchers and academics in topic areas but also with experienced practitioners to ensure guidance is not only research informed but also tested on the front line.

Articles, videos and podcasts can be recorded as part of your CPD for Social Work England.
The resources include Quick guides, In-Depth guides, Case law, Supported learning quizzes, Group work tips, Research studies.

Yet to register? Contact your L&D Adviser, Joanne Worthington ( to set up an account.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map