Vulnerable adult Peter joins a dating website to find companionship and love.  He meets the woman of his dreams but all is not as it seems and before long Peter is being asked to help his “friend” financially. 
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Vulnerable Adult, Online Safeguarding, Hate Crime, Exploitation, Safeguarding Adults
  • Guidance for swearing

Level of Complexity: Intermediate
  • Differentiation applies depending on the audience
  • Trainer to develop the questions accordingly

Video Synopsis

  • Vulnerable adult suffers abuse, name-calling and loneliness
  • He is targeted and groomed for online financial exploitation
  • Unable to seek help and understand the implications of his actions

Issues Covered

  • Bullying
  • Dating websites
  • Online financial scams
  • Payday loans
  • Managing finances
  • Potential financial responsibilities of a carer

  • To recognise Hate & Mate Crime
  • To explain the link between bullying and learning disabilities
  • To recognise the impact bullying has on self esteem
  • To identify online exploitation and grooming

  • How does Peter view bullying as part of his daily life experience?
  • What is the role of each professional in working with the case?
  • What responsibility does the employing agency have around safeguarding adults at risk?
  • What support could be offered to Peter?
  • How do we identify and educate around online grooming and exploitation?

Target Audience:

  • Teachers
  • Adult Social Care
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Police – Safeguarding Officers
  • Police Community support officers
  • Voluntary and Community-based groups
  • Youth workers
  • General Practitioners
  • Elected Members
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS)
  • Service users
  • Trading Standards
  • Banks & Building Societies

Useful For:

  • Conference
  • One to one
  • Group training
  • Awareness event
  • Supervision sessions

Training Suggestions:

  • Care Act training
  • Safeguarding Adults procedures
  • Healthy relationship training/discussions
  • Self-esteem training/discussions

Useful Links

For Further Support

  • Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Self Esteem trainers
  • Police Officers involved in Safeguarding training
  • Trading Standards