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Wellbeing (29) - 'Elder Abuse is a Crime' Conference

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Action on Elder Abuse Cymru works exclusively on the issue of abuse of older people. We raise awareness, provide training and campaign to protect older people from abuse at the hands of someone in whom there is an expectation of trust.

We are holding our annual conference in St. Asaph on Tuesday 5th March 2019. It is entitled 'Elder Abuse is a Crime - Is Wales doing enough to protect and support victims?' Following two successful conferences in Cardiff this is our first in North Wales. We will be discussing how the criminal justice agencies respond to older victims of crime, the support older victims receive in Wales and what more can be done to protect older people.

Included in the agenda

In Search of Accountability - Lessons from Operation Jasmine, abuse in care settings - Dr. Margaret Flynn, first Chair, National Independent Safeguarding Board.

The CPS - Prosecuting Crimes Against Older People - Gerallt Evans, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service, Cymru

The approach to serving older people – the Future - Deputy Chief Constable, Richard Lewis, National Police Chief's Council - Lead on Age Related Matters.

Making the case for an elder abuse law, 22 years of prosecuting elder abuse. -

Paul Greenwood, recently retired Deputy District Attorney, San Diego, California, former Crown Prosecution Service solicitor.

The abuse of older people in domestic settings: ageism, coercive control and gender - Alan Clark, Professor of Criminology, Aberystwyth University, Dewis Choice Project

Adult safeguarding – Working together with Criminal Justice Agencies - Carys Phillips, BASW Cymru Committee member and co-chair of the Social Work Law in Wales - Policy Practice and Education Group.

Making Wales the best place in the world to grow older: stopping the abuse of older people - Steve Bartley, Safeguarding Lead, Older People's Commissioner for Wales.

as well as an interactive panel discussion with:

Ann Griffith, North Wales Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner.

If you are interested in attending you can find more details on our website:

Action on Elder Abuse Cymru

Tel / Ffôn: 07496 663817


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