New online training opportunities and educational Video from Stop Loan Sharks

The England Illegal Money Lending Team are proud to launch a new interactive film showing the dangers of loan sharks on social media created by the Perception Theatre Company.  

The new film called ‘SHARK’ will be freely available to all secondary schools, colleges and universities and all our other partners as part of a drive to educate young people about the risks associated with borrowing from loan sharks on social media.

The film which has decision making pauses where the viewer can decide what route they’d choose has been funded from cash recovered from loan sharks under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

Go to https://www.perceptiontheatre.com/shark to watch and please send to any contacts you feel may be interested.

CCB have worked with Lin Fisher from Stop Loans Sharks in the past to deliver training to practitioners in #WestBerkshire. Please below some more training opportunities which they are running online/.

Session 1: Could you spot a loan shark?

The purpose of loan shark training is to provide information and knowledge about the issue, how it relates to your work and how we can help those who have borrowed from illegal lenders. The length of the session is approximately one and a half hours.

It will include key things to look out for as a sign that a friend, client or colleague may be involved with a loan shark. The session will show the impact that illegal lenders have on victims and communities and how we can work together to stop people falling into the clutches of criminals.

1st June 1030 -1200

13th July – 1030 – 1200

Session 2: Changing Lives: A loan shark victim’s journey and the part you play.

A continuing learning opportunity for those who have already received Stop Loan Sharks training – this is an additional learning tool for those that already know the basic facts about loan sharks. Learn about the implications and facts around reporting or not reporting for your business and staff; Learn about victim safety, Data Protection issues and how to help victims open up about their situation.

8th June – 1030 -1200

20th July – 1030 – 1200

Session 3: Do you understand credit unions?

Everything you needed to know about credit unions: Learn about the credit union sector –   what they are, how they operate, things they do and how we can work together to encourage financial inclusion.

22nd June – 1030 – 1200

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