Assessment: financial crime against vulnerable adults

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Corporate author(s)
City of London Police
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Date of publication
1 November 2011
Adults' services SCIE report; 49
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Disabled people, Mental health services, Older Adults
Social welfare
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This assessment examines the current threat of financial crime against vulnerable adults and provides an insight into the nature of victims and perpetrators. It explains methods used to commit such crimes and examines the impact on victims. It covers the wide spectrum of financial abuse and exploitation against vulnerable people by family members, care workers and unscrupulous individuals within our society. The assessment aims to raise awareness of this threat to vulnerable adults and to consider ways to improve safeguarding arrangements. The findings of this assessment have been used to formulate a number of strategic recommendations, the aim of which is to reduce the threat of financial crime against vulnerable adults.

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