National Advocacy Conference 2022

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 Programme - Monday 7th November 

9.00 Conference Opens

9.10  Check in, self care and grounding for the day - with Tony Bamforth

9.30 - 10.30 The future is bright, the future is advocacy.  Jonathan Senker, VoiceAbility

11.00 - 12.00 What do we mean by Culturally Appropriate Advocacy?  Kemi Labinjo, Amber & Greene

12.30 - 1.30 Rob Behrens Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman  

2.00 - 3.00 Supporting people to get out of ATU's into their own home Irwin Mitchell (TBC)

3.30 - 4.30  Independent Social Work and Advocacy in Court Of Protection Proceedings – Boundaries, Pitfalls and Autonomy  Mark Caulfield, Independent Social Worker

5.00 - 6.00  Independent Advocacy - Principles into Practice: the sequel  Gail Petty, NDTi

 Programme - Tuesday 8th November 

9.00 Conference Opens

9.10  Check in, self care and grounding for the day - with Tony Bamforth

9.30 - 10.30 Transitioning between children's and adults services (including implications for ECHP's, and benefits) Irwin Mitchell TBC

11.00 - 12.00 Communicating effectively with children and young people in the care system, Casey Gavin

12.30 - 1.30 Perspectives on advocacy: an advocate's journey of discovery Patsy Corcoran

2.00 - 3.00  The Who, How and When to apply to the Court of Protection, Paul Williams, Peter Edwards Law

3.30 - 4.30 You Can Say No: A holistic approach to self advocacy for agents of change, Rachel Butt 

5.00 - 6.00 Self advocates on speaking up.  A talk from People First and Speakup

 Programme - Wednesday 9th November 

9.00 Conference Opens

9.10  Check in, self care and grounding for the day - with Tony Bamforth

9.30 - 10.30    Overlap between MHA, MCA and Inherent Jurisdiction  Salil Kumar, Bisons Solicitors

11.00 - 12.00  Discharging detained patients with and without capacity : The unfair Dichotomy.  Laura Wynn Jones, Bisons Solicitors  

1.30 - 2.30 Beyond advocating for better services: towards advocating for full citizenship, and more connected communities, where all gifts are welcomed.  Cormac Russell 

3.00 - 4.00 Financial and financial abuse (including Court of Protection and Public Law Human Rights) Irwin Mitchell TBC

4.00 - 5.00  Its the journey, not the sprint Kate Mercer