Conferences & Seminars

Conferences & Seminars

A major activity for AEA is the conferences we host on issues related to elder abuse and the adult safeguarding agenda. Throughout the year we organise conferences on specific themes (such as medication control and abuse) or about certain services (for example, sheltered housing), all intended to highlight specific issues or to increase the knowledge and awareness of practitioners.

Additionally we organise a major annual national conference, which focuses on key safeguarding activities. This has become the leading adult safeguarding event of the year, invariably opened by a Government Minister and appropriately topical.

We also regularly attend and speak at conferences organised by other organisations, either focusing on our knowledge and experiences of elder abuse in particular, or on our wider knowledge of the adult safeguarding field. Email us or telephone 020 8835 9280 if you wish to book one of our speakers.

Our charity is also recognised for the half-day seminars we host on specific learning topics on issues of safeguarding and different types of abuse; go to our training page to view what is available.

Scheduled Conferences

Scotland Conference

Friday 27th October 2017
10:00am - 15:50pm
Hilton Hotel, 1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland national conference (in association with Scottish Care)

‘Choice, Empowerment, Protection… Can we achieve them all?’

A human rights-based approach to supporting, empowering and protecting older people

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(Archebu ar gau) Diogelwch Ariannol: Gweithio gyda’n gilydd i amddiffyn pobl hŷn rhag camdriniaeth ariannol

Dydd Llun, 21 Tachwedd 2016
Neuadd y Ddinas, Siambr y Cyngor


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Diogelwch Ariannol: Gweithio gyda’n gilydd i amddiffyn pobl hŷn rhag camdriniaeth ariannol

Dydd Llun, 21 Tachwedd 2016
Neuadd y Ddinas, Siambr y Cyngor Caerdydd

Mae’r digwyddiad hwn yn awr wedi mynd heibio


Cynhadledd undydd sy’n edrych ar natur a maint y broblem o gamdriniaeth ariannol ymysg pobl hŷn

Cofrestrwch ar ein rhestr bostio i ddysgu rhagor am ein cynhadleddau a’r gwaith rydyn ni’n ei wneud yng Nghymru.

Bydd y siaradwyr yn cynnwys: TBC

Bydd y gweithdai’n cael eu harwain gan: TBC

I bwy mae’r gynhadledd yn berthnasol?

Mae’r gynhadledd wedi’i hanelu at unrhyw un sy’n pryderu am bobl hŷn sy’n dioddef camdriniaeth ariannol, pobl sy’n gweithio gyda phobl hŷn neu’n eu cefnogi, a phobl sydd â diddordeb mewn datblygu dealltwriaeth o’r broblem, gan gynnwys:

  • y sector gwirfoddol, sector y gymuned a’r sector ffydd
  • gweithwyr iechyd proffesiynol
  • yr heddlu
  • gweithwyr ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol
  • y sector cyllid
  • pobl hŷn a gofalwyr


Ffi i Gynadleddwyr: £30

Ffi i aelodau AEA Cymru: £24

Cofrestrwch ar ein rhestr bostio i ddysgu rhagor am ein gwaith rydyn ni’n ei wneud yng Nghymru

(Booking Closed) Conference: Financially Safe and Secure? Working together to protect older people from financial abuse

Monday 21st November 2016
City Hall, Cardiff


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Financially Safe and Secure?
Working together to protect older people from financial abuse

Monday 21st November 2016
City Hall, Council Chamber, Cardiff


A one day conference to explore the nature and extent of financial abuse of older people.

This event has now passed.



The conference will run from 9am to 4pm on the 21st November 2016.

The conference will include a combination of presentations, a panel discussion and interactive workshops. Our Conference Chair is Dr Margaret Flynn, Chair of the National Independent Safeguarding Board.


Presentations will be made by:

Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales


Ian Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Age Cymru
Ian will be outlining the work of the Wales Against Scams Partnership.

Tony Neate, CEO, Get Safe Online
Tony will be exploring how to protect older people from fraud and theft online.

Gary FitzGerald, Chief Executive, Action on Elder Abuse


Panel discussion examining ways to safeguard older people from financial abuse including representatives from:

Crown Prosecution Service
Office of the Public Guardian
Trading Standards
The Police

Workshops topics will include:

Understanding the nature of financial abuse, its perpetrators and victims: Gary FitzGerald, CEO, AEA
Supporting victims of financial elder abuse via Advocacy: Gail Gordon, Age Cymru Gwent
Using the Social Services and Well-being Act to safeguard older people from financial abuse: Louisa Laurent, Safeguarding Lead, Greater Gwent Transformation Team, Torfaen Council


Who is the conference relevant for?

The conference is aimed at anyone concerned about the financial abuse of older people, those who work with or support older people, and those with an interest in developing understanding of the issue, including:

· The voluntary, community and faith sector

· Health professionals

· The police

· Health and social care

· The financial sector

· Older people and carers



The conference will be held in the Council Chamber of City Hall, Cardiff. City Hall is situated in the heart of Cardiff, with the central train and bus stations a few minutes’ walk away.

Full Address:

City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ND

Click here for the venue’s location on Google Maps.


Whilst City Hall has its own parking facilities (subject to availability) parking is also available in the Civic Centre avenues surrounding City Hall on a pay and display basis.
NCP operates a number of these car parks within walking distance of the venue:

Cardiff Greyfriars, Greyfriars NCP,
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AD
Cardiff Dumfries Place, Dumfries Place NCP,
Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 3FN

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Conferences and Events in England

13th September 2017
ORT House, NW17NE




With talks and workshops from key figures in Social Care on topics such as:

•Self Neglect
•Making Safeguarding Personal
•Mental Capacity
•Financial Abuse
•Police Procedures when dealing with Elder Abuse cases
•Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
•Power of Attorney
•Protection or Intrusion? The Use of Cameras and Assistive Technologies in Care Settings’

Speakers include:
Denzil Lush
Tim Spencer- Lane – Law Commission
Alex Ruck Keene – Barrister – 39 Essex Chambers
Gillian Dalley – Visiting Research Fellow – Brunel University
Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts – Senior Lecturer, Registered Social Worker, Postgraduate Researcher- School of Nursing and Allied Health
Chris King – Trading Standards
Richard Barnwell – Local Government Ombudsman

This is the one conference this year you do not want to miss!

We are taking bookings now, so please email for a booking form. Click here to download the conference programme.

Who is this event relevant to?

Care Providers
Voluntary sector organisations
Local Authorities
Other public sector bodies
Health professionals
Solicitors/ legal representatives of elders
The police
The financial sector

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