Financial Abuse Webinar

The Connexional Safeguarding Team hosted a webinar on Financial Abuse on Monday 13 June 2022. The webinar looked at different areas of Financial Abuse, who might be vulnerable and how we within churches can help to be vigilant and watch over our more vulnerable members with care. The webinar was hosted by Tim Carter and speakers included the Deputy CEO of Hourglass (formerly known as Action on Elder Abuse), the former Public Guardian for Scotland speaking about mental capacity and how capacity issues can increase someone’s likelihood to be financially abused, Surviving Economic Abuse about how domestic abuse can affect a victim’s finances and Daphne Franks whose mother fell victim to a predatory marriage.

The Webinar can be watched  here – Financial Abuse Webinar

Jasbinder Kaur from Surviving Economic Abuse. Ms Kaur kindly pre-recorded a video for us, speaking about the impact of domestic abuse upon many victims finances and how they are also abused in an economic way by their abuser. Unfortunately we did not have time to play this video during the webinar, however the video is available here – Surviving Economic Abuse

Tim Carter – Director of Safeguarding: introduction,  acting as host/link person, introducing each speaker

Rep from Hourglass, research on abuse of elders, including financial abuse

Sandra MacDonald – former public Guardian for Scotland speaking about the role of Lasting Power of Attorney

Adam Carter, Senior Project Officer for the National Trading Standards Scams Team and the “Friends Against Scams” Project speaking about financial scams and how they can be avoided

Jasbinder Kaur from Surviving Economic Abuse (Pre-recorded video)

Mark Brooks, Chairman of Mankind Initiative

Daphne Franks – Predatory Marriage

Revd Kathy Brooks – the church perspective