Information from our seminar on The Care Act six months on… early lessons to keep vulnerable adults safe from domestic and sexual abuse – 4 November 2015
The Care Act 2014 came into force in April 2015 and is aimed at creating a single, modern law that will ensure the physical, mental and emotional well-being of vulnerable people.
Six months on, this seminar looked at the early lessons from its implementation and models of good practice. The seminar included presentations from leading practitioners and policy makers as well as an opportunity to discuss ideas and network with other delegates.
Objectives of the seminar
- Explore how the Care Act is helping to protect vulnerable adults from domestic and sexual abuse and share good practice.
- Explore ongoing challenges in using the Care Act to keep vulnerable adults safe from domestic and sexual abuse.
- Cathie Williams, Chief Officer of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), on The Making Safeguarding Personal Programme in relation to domestic and sexual abuse. View this presentation Cathie Williams Care Act Seminar Presentation Oct 2015.
- Theresa Renwick, Safeguarding Adults Lead at Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, on Safeguarding carers from abuse using the Care Act. View this presentation Theresa Renwick Care Act Seminar Presentation Oct 2015.
- Alison Millar, partner at Leigh Day law firm to give an Overview of legal challenges to using the Care Act in relation to domestic and sexual abuse. View this presentation Alison Millar Care Act Seminar Presentation Oct 2015.
- Jo Sharpen, Children & Young People’s Coordinator at AVA, on The Care Act and Child to Parent Violence. View this presentation Joanna Sharpen Care Act Seminar Presentation Oct 2015.