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Helping vulnerable adults to keep safe

Mick Collins (Powys Social Services Department)
Mel Walford (Wye Training Ltd)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Article publication date: 1 February 2008



Adult protection is about prevention and, failing that, investigation and aftercare. This article describes innovative work in Powys, mid Wales, where trainers are working with vulnerable adults to help them to reduce the risk that they will be abused, or if the worst happens, where to turn for help. College staff have developed a course that runs on one afternoon a week for the academic year for people with learning disabilities. For people with mental health problems the approach had been workshop based, with a programme of six or eight workshops run by skilled trainers. For older people a third approach has been developed because there are so many older people who need to hear about Keeping Safe. After piloting one‐off workshops and presentations, the trainer has worked with staff and volunteers from a variety of agencies who already work with older people to train them as trainers working in pairs. Those who have received the training will be delivering sessions in luncheon clubs, day services, care homes etc.



Collins, M. and Walford, M. (2008), "Helping vulnerable adults to keep safe", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 7-12.



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