Welcome to Action on Elder Abuse CymruCymraeg Challenging, Preventing, Supporting Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Cymru is a specialist charity committed to preventing abuse against older people. As the only charity in Wales to focus solely on elder abuse, we have the expertise and the experience to support victims, their families and those who care for them. Call our helpline for confidential advice & support: 080 8808 8141 Sign up for our newsletter here AEA Cymru Homepage About AEA Cymru Who we are Our Staff What we do What is Elder Abuse? Campaigning World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conferences and events Get involved Volunteer with us Fundraise for us Support our campaigns Membership Help in your area Helpline Resources and leaflets Other Organisations Practitioners AEA Resources How we help In Wales Conferences and events Wales Cymraeg Additional Links: What we do Campaigning Action on Elder Abuse Cymru Conferences: Fantastic information and excellent conference. Found the day very informative and influential. Thank you for an excellent event - a great opportunity to learn so much. Excellent event, packed with information I have learnt a great deal from each & every presentation. All sessions were excellent and of relevance to my role. Thought provoking and inspiring. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest news and details about our events and conferences. Past events Elder Abuse is a Crime. Is Wales doing enough to protect and support victims? On 5th March 2019 AEA Cymru was delighted to hold our first conference in North Wales which focused on how the criminal justice system responds to older victims of crimes from reporting crimes to investigation, referral to the Crown Prosecution Service, prosecuting offences and finally sentencing. We also examined how to support victims of crime and how adult safeguarding links with the criminal justice system. Speakers included: In Search of Accountability - Lessons from Operation Jasmine and 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. Ann Griffith, North Wales Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner. as well as an interactive panel discussion Older people and coercive control – Working together to prevent, protect and support. On the 14 February 2018 at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay Action on Elder Abuse Cymru in partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid hosted a one day conference to explore the nature of coercive control of older people and examine how Wales is responding. The conference was sponsored by Julie James, AM, Leader of the House and Chief Whip and involved a wide range of speakers, a panel discussion and workshops. The conference explored: coercive control and older people practices in Wales aimed at safeguarding older people from coercive control. The implications of recent legislation on safeguarding older people experiencing domestic abuse. The impact of the different duties and legislation placed upon statutory agencies and others aimed at preventing domestic abuse, protecting victims and survivors and supporting individuals. The conference was supported by Julie James, AM, Leader of the House and Chief Whip Gwendolyn Sterk, Public Affairs Manager, Welsh Women’s Aid Rachael Nicholson-Wright, Director, Action on Elder Abuse Cymru John Williams, Professor of Law, Aberystwyth University, AEA Cymru Trustee Alan Clarke, Professor of Criminology, Aberystwyth University, Dewis Choice Project spoke about male victims who experience abuse. Jan Pickles, OBE, National Independent Safeguarding Board Delegates attended workshops with: Steve Bartley, Safeguarding Lead, Older People's Commissioner for Wales. Mwenya Chimba, Head of Training, Welsh Women’s Aid. Margaret Smith, Butterfly Project. The panel discussion allowed delegates to contribute their thoughts on safeguarding older people from domestic abuse and listen to the experience of panel members: Jackie Neale, Adult Safeguarding Service Manager, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Gerallt Evans , Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS Cymru Wales Gary FitzGerald, CEO, Action on Elder Abuse Margaret Smith, Butterfly Project, Safer Wales Gwendoln Sterk, Public Affairs Manager, Welsh Women’s Aid Professor John Williams, Chair Helpline Launch 20th June 2017 saw the successful launch of AEA Cymru’s helpline at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. We were so please that a number of supporting organisations took part in the launch through holding information stands to share the work that they carry out in Wales. Julie Morgan, AM opens the launch event and spoke passionately about the importance of our free, impartial and bilingual helpline. Gary FitzGerald, AEA, Chief Exec talking about recognising abuse of older people as criminal offences. Côr Rhosyn entertained attendees Financially Safe & Secure In November 2016 AEA Cymru held 'Financially Safe & Secure? Working together to protect older people from financial abuse at City Hall in Cardiff. Delegates heard from speakers from Age Cymru, Welsh Women's Aid, and Get Safe Online and the Minister for Social Services and Wellbeing. A panel discussion involved the CPS, Office of the Public Guardian, Dyfed Powys Police and Trading Standards. "First class", "Very useful", "Very informative and well presented", "Very thought provoking and informative"