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Free safeguarding training - loan sharks - October dates

A loan shark is someone who lends money, they rarely give any paperwork and if repayments are missed they often use violence and intimidation to get their money back. Faced with this problem would you or your staff know what to do? A national, dedicated team is cracking down on loan sharks and we'd like to tell you more.

The free training will give you more in-depth information about the project background, key things to look out for as a frontline worker, the relevance of loan sharks for your organisation and a better understanding of information and intelligence. We will also show you the impact that loan sharks have on victims and communities which will be your client group. Loan sharks also impact upon crime and disorder.

Over half of loan shark victims are parents with young children. A loan shark impacts a family's ability to flourish. Often it can leave a family unable to cope financially, as well as mentally; A child's school attendance record can often reduce as a result and directly affect their behaviour. This training will benefit staff who have an involvement with households' finances to raise awareness of how the symptoms of financial distress may present themselves and give an overview of key resources available to your client group. This training is aimed at anyone who is involved in providing a front facing service with customers. The training will be a presentation of how loan sharks operate using past cases and media clips. The training will be around 1.5 hours in length with a Q&A session.

The session will also give an overview of the work of Wolverhampton Credit Union and how they can help those struggling to access main stream credit and the services they provide.

Training details 

Thursday 17th October 2019
10.30am and 2.00pm
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
10.30am and 2.00pm
Venue: The Mayoral Suite, Civic Centre,
Wolverhampton WV1 9SE

If you would like to book a place please follow the link to Eventbrite

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