Seminar 2

Seminar 2: ‘“New” Categories of Abuse & Neglect’

Please take a look at the flyer for seminar 2 here.

For a plan of the day, please take a look at the programme for seminar here.

When: 10am-4pm May 20th 2016

Where: Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus, see campus map. There are many hotels around the area, and the venue is easily accessible from the train station (5 mins walk), airport (small taxi ride), roads in (A338 Wessex Way) The following hotels are within close proximity:
Ramada Encore, BH12NS £79
Premier Inn, Bournemouth East (Lynton Court), BH1 3PA- £45
Premier Inn, Westcliff, BH2 5QU- £39
Russell Court Hotel, BH1 2EP £59

Host: Professor Jonathan Parker

Chair: Professor Jonathan Parker

Speakers: Professor Suzy Braye, Rod Landman, Professor Gary Craig


Professor Suzy Braye 






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Rod Landman set up the Safety Net project ( in 2009. It remains the only project in the UK dedicated to mate crime, having coined the p
hrase in the project bid. Rod has spent his entire working life in learning disability services after joining the National Autistic Society when he left school in Kent. Other recent projects include ‘Helping Each Other’ and ‘SaferNet’. Helping Each Other was a peer education project concerned with the sexual exploitation of young people with learning disabilities. SaferNet established a network of self advocates, carers, families and professionals concerned with hate and mate crime committed via social media ( Rod has also just completed a project on people with learning disabilities in the Criminal Justice System, and is currently working on self harm and learning disability. He works for the ARC England charity, a national umbrella organisation for learning disability providers.

Please see here for Rod Landman’s seminar 2 presentation on “Mate Crime”

Professor Gary Craig








Ann Anka Ann Anka

Ann Anka is a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. She is a registered social worker and her specialist areas of practice include social work with older people, palliative care and adult social care law. Her main areas of research interest include the involvement of service users and carers in social work education and the assessments of social work students.

Title: We took pictures from the beginning to the end so that I could look back and see how
far I had gone”.

Current UK policies in health and social care place an emphasis on preventative work and early intervention as a means of improving health, independence and wellbeing as well as improving outcomes and reducing cost. In England in recent years, personalised and integrated approaches to delivering care have been seen as the route to improve health and wellbeing. At the heart of the Care Act 2014 is the wellbeing principle, which assumes that the individual is the best judge of their own wellbeing, of what is important to them and the outcomes they wish to achieve. This paper reports on a study conducted in England which looked at how one local authority developed a timed-intervention model of practice to support people who self-neglect.


Pam Henderson has been a carer for Graham for 35 years. He came to live with her and her husband at the age of two weeks as their foster child. He has a severe learning disability. She also supports other carers through a local parents support group. For the last 10 years she has used her own experiences and those of fellow carers in the education of social work and nursing students at Bournemouth University through the work of the Carer and Service User Partnership.

Pam has recently supported a fellow carer in making representation to statutory bodies about the safety of a vulnerable adult in a supported living situation. The placement completely broke down before action was taken. She will use this experience to draw conclusions about why abuse may not be recognised.


Detective Chief Inspector Jez Noyce
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Jez is a Detective Chief Inspector in Dorset Police currently responsible for the portfolios encompassed in the Adults Public Protection arena. He has previously worked as a Senior Investigating Officer on the force Major Crime Investigations Team as well as being responsible for the force response to Serious Crime leading the main CID functions across the force. Those posts saw him lead a number of high profile investigations including Domestic Homicides. His is currently responsible for the force response to Domestic Abuse, Serious Sexual Offences, Adults at Risk and Modern Slavery amongst others business areas. A police officer for 24 years he worked in the West Midlands Police prior to joining Dorset Police in 2001. He describes being responsible for the Adults side of Public Protection as re-invigorating his passion for policing.

Jez’s talk will focus upon: what Domestic Abuse is, what is the impact on Adults at Risk and explore how Dorset Police tackles it in conjunction with our partner agencies. It will explain the MARAC process, examine how that may evolve in the future and in particular examine the links with Adults at Risk and the Care Act.