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Fraud Education Teaching Resources

Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • Finance & The Economy • Core Curriculum

Fraud is the biggest crime in society – what can we do about it?

The resources have been written by the Association for Citizenship Teaching, developed with secondary teachers and developed in collaboration with the Home Office and the National Crime Agency. 

The Fraud Education resources consist of four lessons and two assemblies for use with students in secondary education. The resources are ideal for specialist or non-specialist teachers including tutors. The assembly resources can also be used by police community engagement teams and youth workers.

The resources can be used to educate young people on the risks of fraud and how to protect themselves and others. The lessons come with lesson plans and have been written to give teachers all the background information they need to successfully teach about fraud education. The resources address key requirements of the Citizenship National Curriculum. The four lessons are designed for students in Year 9, but can be adapted for use with younger or older age groups. The content can be taught within separate timetabled Citizenship lessons or as part of a school’s personal development curriculum.

The materials address National Curriculum teaching requirements for Citizenship in relation to the law, crime and the consequences of crime for individuals, communities and society.  This includes;

  • the definitions of fraud 
  • the Fraud act 2006
  • money muling
  • how to protect yourself from fraud and how to report it

The lessons also show young people how we as a society can tackle fraud, and how they can take action to influence politicians and private companies to improve online platforms.