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National Network for Older People's Advocacy in Wales 'Big Event'

On Wednesday 21st September 2016, we held our annual 'Big Event' at the Maesmawr Hall Hotel, Caersws. Various speakers were invited to the day in order to inform, facilitate, discuss and offer useful tools to take back to our individual services.

The speakers were:

  • David Clayton, Head of Protection and Advocacy from the Welsh Government to discuss the Regulation and Inspection of Independent Professional Advocacy services and to explore in more detail the implications of this and to clarify some of the challenges that this entails.
  • David Teague, Assistant Commissioner from the Information Commissioner's Office who explored issues around data storage, confidentiality, breaching confidentiality, and implications for data breaches or otherwise as a result of the Social Services and Well-being Wales Act new duty to report.
  • Gail Petty and Kate Mercer, talked to us about the new advocacy outcomes framework and toolkit
  • Rachel Rowlands, Chief Executive from Age Connects Morgannwg, gave us an insight into the need for the Golden Thread Advocacy Programme based on the Safeguarding Advocacy work they delivered
  • Louise Hughes, Age Cymru introduced the round table discussion session on why advocacy is the golden thread in the Act, what opportunities that presents for advocates and exploring good practice that could support the future development of services.

The event was chaired by Ian Thomas, Chief Executive, Age Cymru.

All speakers also facilitated round table discussions on their specialist subject areas so that advocates got an opportunity not just to listen but to participate and learn from the event as well.  

To view the presentations from the event, please download below:

Further information

Advocacy Network 'Big Event' Speaker Presentations

You may find the following document(s) useful

You can download other guides and factsheets from our list of publications

For more information: Call the Golden Thread Advocacy Programme 01352 706228

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