Financial Abuse 

This course is suitable for anyone who encounters adults at risk of abuse in the community, in a person’s own home, in a hospital, in a day care or residential setting. This includes formal and informal carers, volunteers, health, and social care professionals.

Aim of the Course

To provide an awareness around safeguarding adults and the different forms of financial abuse (scams) they may be at risk of. It will centre upon and provide you with confidence in the areas of recognising, responding, recording, reporting, and reviewing when you recognise a safeguarding concern for an adult. In addition, you will learn about the importance of protecting the rights of adults and how critical partnership working is.


By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  •  Describe what Adult Safeguarding means 
  • Understand roles and responsibilities when a safeguarding concern is recognised
  • Recognise the signs and indicators of Financial Abuse(scams)
  • Be aware of the different types of Financial Abuse
  • Identify why some adults are more vulnerable to being victims of Financial Abuse
  • Recognise when it may be necessary to share your concerns with the multi-Agencies
  • How to support victims of Financial Abuse

About Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Team

The Buckinghamshire’s Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) has a responsibility for safeguarding adults, in order to protect adults at risk of harm or abuse and to enhance their well-being and daily experience.

In 2019 a change was made to the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) which in turn provided an opportunity to review the chairmanship of the two boards and their respective business units. As a result, a decision was made to appoint a single Independent Chairperson for the BSAB and the BSCP, and to merge the business units together.

The joint business unit is managed by a Safeguarding Partnership Manager, and supported by five further staff covering varied roles to support the work of the multi agencies and ensure that the lived lives of adults is supported in the best way possible.