Lothian and Borders Police, in conjunction with the East and Midlothian Adult Protection Committee, are hosting a seminar on ‘Financial Harm’ for individuals who work with vulnerable adults.
Tom Wood, Chair of Adult and Child Protection Committees for both East Lothian and Midlothian explained: "Financial Harm is when someone vulnerable is pressurised into handing over their money or belongings. It can mean stealing, cheating or fraud; stopping someone getting their money or belongings; or exploiting others.
"Anyone can commit this crime including relatives, partners or spouses, friends, neighbours or strangers. These offences can also take place anywhere including at home, in hospital, care home, day centre, work or in a public place. The aim of the seminar is to help professionals identify how and where such offences can occur and protect those vulnerable."
The Financial Harm seminar will take place at Queen Margaret University, 10am - 1pm, on Friday 25 May.