Tony is a young man with Learning Disabilities; he has a full and active life. He lives at home with his mother. He has a long term relationship and is currently preparing to propose. His mother introduces her “boyfriend” who quickly moves in and starts controlling the household including Tony.
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Understanding of an “Adult at Risk”, The complexities of Capacity and Consent, Making Safeguarding Personal, Safeguarding Procedures Section 42 Care Act 2014, Tactics used to gain control
  • No Guidance Required

Level of Complexity: Advanced
  • Differentiation applies depending on the audience
  • Trainer to develop the questions accordingly using differentiation words such as List, describe, identify, develop a policy, develop a pathway etc.
  • Working with Service User groups to look at issues about controlling behaviour.

Video Synopsis

  • Young man with learning disability who initially has a full, active and independent life.
  • Mum’s “boyfriend” moves into the home he shares with his mother.
  • Risk indicators that could indicate controlling behaviour.
  • The implications on both mother and son of being in a household controlled by an abusive man.

Issues Covered

  • Understanding that not all people with support needs are “Adults at Risk”
  • When does someone become an “Adult at Risk”
  • Who has relevant information?
  • Is there a “Duty of Care?”

  • To recognize potential risk indicators
  • To identify partner agencies who may have additional information about mum, Tony and the “boyfriend”
  • To understand the 3 stage test (S 42)

  • At what point did Tony potentially become an “Adult at Risk”?
  • What are the current Safeguarding procedures?
  • How can Tony be empowered to make safe decisions
  • Is there a need for an advocate for Tony?
  • By the end of the film is Tony able to consent to safeguarding options?

Target Audience:

  • Police
  • Social Workers
  • Health Professionals
  • Police Community support officers
  • Voluntary and Community based groups including advocacy services
  • General Practitioners
  • Elected Members
  • Transitional services
  • Service Users

Useful For:

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

Training Suggestions:

  • Making Safeguarding Personal training and policy development.
  • Information sharing protocol discussion
  • Coercive Control
  • Capacity and Consent

For Further Support

  • Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Adult Social Care
  • Advocacy Services
  • Specialist Domestic Abuse Services