Exploitation of adults: Partnership Conference

Learning Event : Partnership conference
The Studio Birmingham, Birmingham
09:30 to 16:30 Thursday, 22 March 2018

  • Overview and programme
  • Speakers
  • Aimed at
  • Booking
  • Twitter

Overview and programme

Exploitation of adults occurs in multiple contexts. The Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) annual Partnership Conference will examine different types of exploitation that occur, exploring:

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Financial exploitation
  • Modern slavery
  • Radicalisation
  • Criminal exploitation

The conference will examine factors that may make individuals susceptible to exploitation and will look at community solutions to help prevent exploitation. The day will hear from key speakers as well as offering interactive opportunities for discussion among delegates.

Programme coming soon. 


Speakers include

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Glen Garod, Vice-President of ADASS, will be our opening speaker giving an overview of exploitation concerns from an ADASS perspective.
  • Dr Charlotte Heath-Kelly, University of Warwick, will speak about radicalisation and the Prevent programme, looking at how this relates to safeguarding practices.
  • Professor Keith Brown, Bournemouth University, will explore research and practice in relation to financial exploitation and the national profile of financial exploitation including scamming.
  • Colleagues from the London Borough of Islington will be running a workshop on criminal exploitation, demonstrating work at a local level with regard to County Lines.
  • Helping Ourselves Prevent Exploitation will share work to support people with learning disabilities in understanding and recognising sexual exploitation.

Aimed at

The Partnership Conference is aimed at individuals working in adult social care from the RiPfA Partner network.



Research in Practice for Adults Partners can request a place online. If you have any questions please contact our events team events@ripfa.org.uk or 01803 847264.


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