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The Dangers of Access to Work (AtW) and Fraud

What are the pitfalls of working as an Interpreter with an AtW client? Over the last few years there have been several AtW court cases involving fraudulent claims for AtW funding involving millions of pounds.

Duration 6hr (All day)
Cost £90
Who is this course suitable for? BSL Interpreters, Trainee Interpreters, Lipspeakers and Communication Support Workers (CSW)
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About this course

This course will be looking at the various ways a claim for AtW could be seen as possibly fraudulent. There have been instances of claims being made in the past, that have been costly to the Tax payer. Some of these losses have been attributed to claims that have been made incorrectly. Some of the losses have been because of an error and others have been seen as deliberate.

The course will look at how these claims were possibly made and the processes involved. The frauds have ranged from several hundreds of thousands of pounds up to and beyond a million pounds. This course will look at how these claims were made and the processes involved. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have proven in court that claims were made on a fraudulent basis over several years and the alleged perpetrators have blamed ignorance as a defence.

The course will outline what is seen as a fraudulent claim and a genuine claim for AtW funding. The claimants believed they could claim for wages and other costs separate from the need for accessible communication. The course will look at what is and what is not allowed when submitting a claim for AtW payments.

Some perpetrators were possibly knowledgeable about the process but decided possibly that there was an easy way to make a profit from the claims they submitted. The course will look at the processes when there's a doubt over a genuine claim and what to do next?

What does this 'The Dangers of Access to Work (AtW) and Fraud' course cover?

This course covers several aspects including The Dangers of Access to Work (AtW) and Fraud, including:

  • What is AtW?
  • The myths surrounding AtW
  • What are the parts of the AtW claim form?
  • How to make a claim for AtW payments?
  • What are the guidelines for Interpreters working with this client group?
  • What is allowed and not allowed when claiming AtW?
  • What is seen as Fraud and what is not?
  • What are the pitfalls of working regularly with AtW clients?
  • What are our responsibilities when dealing with AtW clients?

What outcomes can you expect from this course?

Completing this course will help you to:

After completing this engaging workshop, you'll be equipped with:

  • Have a better understanding of the process of making a claim
  • Have a better understanding of the do's and don'ts of AtW
  • Have a knowledge of what is a legitimate and what is not a legitimate claim
  • Have a 'tool kit' that you can carry with you when working within the AtW domain
  • Recognise the possibility of a fraudulent claim before it is submitted
  • Know how to follow up a suspected false claim for AtW funding
  • Have the confidence to say 'No'

Who is the course for?

This engaging course is designed specifically for BSL Interpreters, Trainee Interpreters, Lipspeakers and Communication Support Workers (CSW), who are working with AtW clients.

Who will be delivering this course?

  • Shaun Fitzgerald, Co-founder of Deaf Minds Education, TEDx speaker, Deaf role model and experienced AtW client.
  • Mike Unsworth, BSL Interpreter, Court Interpreter trainer including Introduction to Court Interpreting and Advanced Court Interpreting. Effective Co-working Training.

Date & Time and Where

Saturday 7th August 2021 9:30AM - 4PM* at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.
Saturday 18th September 2021 9:30AM - 4PM* at a venue TBC in the Peterborough area.
Saturday 9th October 2021 9:30AM - 4PM* at Boroughbridge High School, York.

CPD Points

This course will be worth 6 CPD points for the day and certificates of attendance will be sent to participants after completion of this course. 30 persons max.

Cost

£90.00 including a copy of the PowerPoint presentation.

* Arrival at 9:30am for tea and coffee on site and introductions and a prompt start of 10AM, finishing at 4PM and this will include a lunch break, (Bring your own lunch)

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