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Mate Crime

Mate Crime is a type of abuse where people exploit friendships with vulnerable adults.

KBSP Mate Crime Leaflet

Friend or Fake

Getting Away With Murder

Ahead of Stop Adult Abuse Week (SAAW) 2020, KBSP and partners have put together a leaflet on Cuckooing and Covid-19. 

Cuckooing and Covid-19

Brandon Trust holds workshops on how disabled people and staff can recognise mate crime. Read the Flyer for Disability Hate and Mate Crime Workshop . They have also produced a Film and accompanying Guide of Disability Hate Crime.

In 2018 the KBSP published a Thematic Mate Crime Review into the prevalence of Mate Crime in Bristol. You can read the full report here. A BSAB conference in 2018 on Adult Exploitation, Mate Crime and Coercive Control generated the following materials:


Conference Presentation

Brandon Trust Players


Applying Mental Capacity to Safeguarding from Exploitation

Coercive control

Multi-agency response to Cuckooing

Safeguarding Adults with Care and Support needs from Modern Slavery

Sexual Exploitation