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'Abuse of older people: Who does it & why?'

 A preventative approach to tackling elder abuse 

 3rd September 2018     Hilton Hotel (William Street), Glasgow, G3 8HT

 Registration from 9.45 am - Conference starts 10.30am until 3.30pm

Partner sponsors:

EX-PG (details to be confirmed)

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This theme of this year's conference focuses on the reasons why people abuse vulnerable older people, access to justice, and a preventative approach to adult support and protection.

The conference will be relevant to anyone with an interest in older people's issues, health and social care, criminal and community justice, domestic abuse, or those providing advice and support to older people. 

At only £42 per delegate in an amazing venue (Hilton Hotel, Glasgow), and invaluable opportunities for CPD and networking - this is an event you can't afford to miss!

Confirmed speakers:

Keynote speaker: Jeane Freeman OBE MSP - Minister for Social Security

The Minister will highlight the Scottish Government's commitment to supporting older people, including recent developments in Scotland such as the draft strategy on tackling loneliness and social isolation, and other relevant developments. 

Lynn Harrison

Lynn is an engaging speaker who will passionately speak of her elderly aunt’s experience of serious financial and psychological abuse at the hands of her carer. Lynn will tell the story of her fight for justice, and her recommendations for change.

Lynn Harrison

Professor Alan Clarke - Dewis Choice / Aberystwyth University

Professor Clarke will provide an overview of the Dewis Choice Project (a Lottery-funded research project looking into different aspects of ageing, family relationships, elder abuse and justice).

Prof. Alan Clarke

Disclosure Scotland (speaker to be confirmed)

An overview of the Duty to Refer under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme; and a preventative approach to identifying perpetrators of harm or abuse.

SACRO (speaker to be confirmed)

SACRO will provide an update on their work to safeguarding communities and reduce re-offending, with a particular focus on issues relating to elder abuse. 


We're still confirming workshops, but so far we have:

  • a workshop from Future Pathways, focusing on the effects of childhood abuse in later life
  • a workshop from Sandra McDonald (Ex-PG) on a preventative approach to tackling financial harm, issues around accessing support and justice when the perpetrators are family, and supporting those with reduced capacity to take part in the processes of safeguarding and justice.
  • Heather Williams (Interim Manager - Fife Women's Aid): Domestic abuse and elder abuse - are they the same?

Exhibition stalls:

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland, SACRO, Disclosure Scotland, Future Pathways, Office of the Public Guardian, EX-PG, Food Train, Deaf Scotland.

Would you like to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor?

There's still time!

£300 for private sector agencies

240 for public sector agencies

150 for voluntary sector agencies

Find out more here.

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