Action on Elder Abuse National Conference

SAVE THE DATE- 25 March 2019


Our friends at Action on Elder Abuse have a message:


We are pleased to announce our annual National Safeguarding Conference will take place in London on Monday 25 March 2019.


Venue : Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ


A packed day of great speakers and workshops.


Speakers confirmed


Gary FitzGerald, our retiring Chief Executive, making his final public speaking engagement. He will explore what has been learned over the last decade and where we need to go if we want to develop genuine protection for older victims of elder abuse.


Denzil Lush, former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection and current AEA trustee, will consider the current systems of protection from financial abuse and draw on his extensive knowledge and experience to consider effectiveness of current systems and best options going forward.


Julie Bailey CBE. founder of Cure the NHS, who will focus on today. Has mid-Staffs made a difference? Did the Government listen and respond? Are patients safer today than they were before mid-Staffs came to public consciousness? 


Mike Ainsworth, Chair of the Government's Advisory Group on Hate Crime, who will talk about H​ate Crimes, Hate Speech and Hate Incidents — why they matter and how to tackle them, as well consider the issues around the potential inclusion of age related Hate Crime in the Law Commission review.


Belinda Schwehr, Chief Executive, CASCAIDr (and owner of Care and Health Law). Belinda is in a unique position to critique the current systems and to offer thoughts on what works and doesn’t, and what needs to change. She specialises in The Care Act, Personalisation, the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty, Continuing NHS healthcare, Human Rights, cuts, consultation, charging, commissioning and change management.


In addition there are workshops on a variety of key issues:


  • The Law Commission review of a Hate Crime. This is a consultative workshop so you will have the opportunity to discuss and contribute to the consultation.
  • Professor John Williams Emeritus Professor, Head of Law, Aberystwyth University who will consider Whether we are learning from our scandals and inquiries? What needs to change and improve?
  • Steve Clay Safeguarding consultant. QA safeguarding processes and training. 30 years with the police. 8 years Safeguarding Board Manager Can we learn from Safeguarding Adults Reviews? What do the Reports tell us that we can utilise to better protect?
  • Dr Hannah Bows LLB, MSc, PhD, FHEA Assistant Professor in Criminal Law, Director of Equality and Diversity and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse. Teaches criminal law. Elder homicide: understanding the myths and realities. What can we learn?
  • Tamara Barnett Project Leader, The Human Trafficking Foundation. Understanding the extent and nature of human trafficking: identifying, supporting and assisting victims.

Full programme and online bookings, simply Email AAEA  or visit the AOEA website to book a place.