Financial Abuse and Scams: Guidance for Councillors, Directors, Managers and Social Work Practitioners
The NTS Scams Team are currently focussing on establishing a partnership with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) to engage at a national level to improve local partnerships and operational delivery. Helping to raise awareness of abuse and improve safeguarding practices, ADASS, in partnership with the Local Government Association, Adult Principal Social Worker Network and National Trading Standards, has published guidance on financial abuse and scams, for Directors and people working in social care.
Using the Mental Capacity Act in the Community
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare have created a guide for health and social care professionals and carers.
Stop Loan Sharks: Illegal Money Lending
Over 310,000 households in the UK use illegal money lenders every year. Unauthorised lenders, or loan sharks as they are more commonly known in the UK operate a money lending business without permission from the Financial Conduct Authority and are acting illegally. The guide is to aid Health and Social Care Professionals.
Fundraising Preference Service
In 2015, a Cross-Party Review of Fundraising Regulation recommended that a service should be set up for members of the public to control the nature and frequency of charity communications that they receive. The Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) has now been launched to ensure that people can easily manage these communications.
Further information and leaflets regarding the FPS and the link to their website are available below.
Stakeholder 2017 Campaign – Financial Abuse
A quick guide for alerters/referrers who have disclosure or expression of concern.