National Advocacy Conference 2020

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to everyone who attended, spoke, shared, listened, heard, thought, committed, contributed and is part of this wondrous advocacy community. 

We are grateful you were part of the 2020 event.

Hope to see you 2021!

Art Exhibition

To celebrate the power of self advocacy, we would like to share this uniquely commissioned collection of art. 

Jade French has curated an online exhibition of 6 UK-based learning disabled artists which explore themes of human rights, self advocacy, speaking up, being heard, improving services, self determination and control.

We hope you enjoy the pieces.

Click on the links below to relive your favourite sessions or catch up on any you missed.

Louise Holden, Inclusion London, Disabled with a Capital D

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Jacqui Jobson:  Are you delivering on social equalities and justice?

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Gail Petty, Jane Lawson.  Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal

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Mary Cridge, CQC  How CQC is improving the way it regulates closed culture services

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Mat Culverhouse,

LPS: Where are we now?

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James Betts, Oliver Studdart:

Legal challenges through

Covid (children)

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Dr Oliver Lewis:  UNCRPD - a primer for advocates

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Emma Wilcox Davies:  IMHA experiences from Australia

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Oliver Carter, Using Judicial Review as a tool of systemic change 

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Jessica Maryan, 

Using a Deaf Advocate 

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Rachel Turner, James Rosborough, Shared Lives Ambassadors and Andy Cooke

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Lucy Watts MBE, Personalised Care: An Insight into PHBs, Advocacy and Lived Experience

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Jakki Cowley,  Life, Death and the Journeys in Between.  The role advocates play in people's lives

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Gill Loomes-Quinn, Open Justice in the Court of Protection: Opportunities for Advocates

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Kirsty Stewart, Getting people with learning disabilities and autism out of hospital - is there a role for the Court of Protection?  

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Anthony Salla, Advocates and their role in mitigating racial bias

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