Safeguarding - Helping Adults Protect Themselves from Crime

What is this?


Care staff including PAs can help older people to protect against burglary and feel more confident at home. Practical advice such as using door chains, window locks and asking for identification are simple strategies older people can take to reduce the risk of burglary. In this video, older people who were robbed by distraction burglars and rogue traders are interviewed. They explain the shock, fear and deep disappointment such experiences can cause. Interviews with care staff illustrate this issue can be discussed without being patronising or making a person feel unduly concerned. The care staff shown in this film work for an agency but the key messages are just as relevant for a PA.

The video is on the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) website as part of their Social Care TV training and information programme.  This film is part of their Safeguarding programme. 

How long does it take?


The video lasts 10 minutes and 23 seconds. 

Cost?


It is free. 

Instructions:


To watch the film, please click on the link in the red box and hit the 'play' arrow on the YouTube video on screen. 

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