New Easy-Read Scamwise Champion Resource

1st April 2022

ScamwiseNI Partnership launch inclusive programme to help people with learning difficulties avoid scams 

 

The ScamwiseNI Partnership has launched a programme for people in Northern Ireland with learning difficulties to stay safe from scams.  A new easy-read versions of the Scamwise Champion resource is now available.  GBHQ currently have 50 copies in stock.  To request a copy, please contact Emma Ross via programme@gbni.co.uk.

The Scamwise Champion scheme is a programme that was initially developed by the ScamwiseNI Partnership in conjunction with youth organisations. The Partnership has worked with the Orchardville Society to adapt the programme for people with learning difficulties.

 

Superintendent Gerard Pollock, Chair of the ScamwiseNI Partnership, said: “Following on from the success of the Scamwise Champion scheme with youth organisations and adult learners, we are delighted to include a new audience thanks to working in partnership with Orchardville Society.  Scams continue to evolve and scammers are constantly changing their methods, so it is important that everyone in Northern Ireland has the opportunity to learn how to spot, avoid and report a scam. 

“The Scamwise Champion scheme is a wonderful opportunity for people in Northern Ireland to learn about the different types of scams and how to avoid them. We were conscious that members of the community may have been excluded from the programme. However, thanks to the help of staff and service users of the Orchardville Society, we have developed the programme and are delighted that it is now more inclusive and can help more people avoid becoming a victim of a scam.”


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