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National Appropriate Adult Network Professional Development Day - April 201...
Thu 27 April 2017, 10:00 – 15:15 BST
NAAN Professional Development Day - Thursday 27th April 2017
We look forward to welcoming you to the first Professional Development Day (PDD) of 2017/18.
NAAN members may reserve up to two free places so please feel free to bring a colleague or volunteer. Places are limited to please book early. Please book only what you need. Although tickets are free to NAAN members, the cost of no shows and late cancellations will be passed on. (see FAQs below).
If you are not a member, or you'd like to bring more people, additional tickets may be available for purchase. Non-members can also join us for free tickets to our regular events.
Please note that agenda is currently being developed and is subject to change. However, in order to allow you to confidently book your travel in advance, the start and finish times will not change.
10.00 - Registration and refreshments
10.20 - Welcome
10.30 - Are we listening? Vulnerable adults’ perspectives on the role of the AA - Tricia Jessiman
11.15 - Q&A
11.30 - Break
11.45 - Children's Commissioner report on non-familial AAs - Dr Tim Bateman
12.30 - Q&A
12.45 - Networking Lunch. A buffet lunch from the catering team and a chance to informally network with professionals delivering AA services
13:30 - Open Space. Your most important issues are guaranteed to be on the agenda - because you define the agenda. Bring your challenges and bright ideas and share them with colleagues. Move freely between discussions when you've contributed or gained what you could.
15.00 - Wrap up
15.15 - Close
Tricia Jessiman is a Research Associate in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. She is an experienced qualitative researcher with substantial expertise in commissioning and managing programmes of research as well as in participative methodologies. A member of the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care, her current work areas include the impact of the 2014 Care Act on older carers, social isolation and loneliness amongst older men, and therapeutic support for children with learning disabilities. After the Appropriate Adult service she volunteered for collapsed in 2014, she sought funding from the NIHR SSCR to explore the role of adult social care in funding and commissioning appropriate adult services for vulnerable adults.
Dr Tim Bateman is a Reader in Youth Justice at University of Bedfordshire. He previously worked as a policy officer for a national charity and a youth justice social worker in a number of local authorities. He is currently seconded at the Principal Policy Adviser for Youth Justice at the Children’s Commissioner. He co-ordinates the Children’s Commissioner’s work on youth justice, ascertaining the views of children in contact with criminal justice agencies to inform policy development. He leads on the Children’s Commissioner’s work for the National Preventive Mechanism, using the Commissioner’s powers to visit youth custodial establishments to ensure that children’s rights within custody are maintained and they are fairly treated. Tim is also deputy director of the Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime, Chair of the Institute of Applied Social Research Ethics Committee; co-editor of Safer Communities journal; and on the editorial board of Youth Justice journal and Child and Family Law Quarterly. He is Deputy Chair of the National Association for Youth Justice and Secretary of the London Association for Youth Justice.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email email@example.com or call 07739 904 858.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, as long as it is transferred to another representative of your membership account. Please let us know about any changes so that we can ensure your delegate has a name badge.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is helpful if you can bring your ticket with you as it helps with the registration process. However, if you do not bring the ticket you we'll just need your name.
What if I book but then can't make it?
Spaces are limited, and we want them all to count. It is very frustrating for members who have not been able to attend because all the places are booked, only to discover on the day that were spare spaces. Even though places at the event are free to members, they are not free to the charity, so please only book if you are committing to attending. No shows on the day and cancellations with less than two weeks notice may be subject to a charge of up to £45 to contribute to the costs incurred.
What are my transport options?
Manchester Piccadilly train station is approximately 15 minutes walk from the venue (approx 11 mins by car)
Manchester Oxford Road train station is approximately 6 minutes walk from the venue (approx 4 mins by car)
Book train tickets as early as possible to secure the best rates. You can check prices now at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk.