Where are we now conference

Friday 11 December 2015, Cardiff Bay 10:00 – 15:30

This Conference will take stock of developments in the law and practice in Wales concerning the rights of disabled people and their families, with particular focus on

  • social care
  • health
  • carers
  • special education rights
  • how to remedy failures by public bodies.

The conference brings together many leading disability law and policy practitioners and commentators, whose work has shaped the law and practice in this field.

The event provides an opportunity for discussion and debate and will be of special relevance to those who are affected by legislation such as

The Conference will open with a Key Note Address by Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales.  The Conference will then be addressed by Solicitor Julie Burton, Tracey Elliot, Head of Research at Cerebra and Keith Bowen, Director of Carers Wales.  The afternoon session will commence with a contribution by Jacqueline Blackmore, Tribunal Judge with the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales after which Carolyn Goodall a Solicitor from Vale of Glamorgan CBC and Carys Hughes from Cerebra legal Entitlements Research Project at Cardiff Law School will discuss effective ways of resolving commonly occurring problems experienced by disabled people and their families in accessing their rights.

Who is this event for?

This event is relevant to disabled people and their families,  health and social care practitioners, providers and commissioners as well as lawyers, researchers and those with an interest in social care, health and disability policy issues.

The organisers

This event is being held as partnership between Cardiff Law School, Learning Disability Wales (external site), Cerebra , Cartrefi Cymru and Disability Wales.


Standard ticket £75
Disabled person £25
Family or unpaid carer £25
Paid carer supporting someone on the day £25


To book your place please contact:  Learning Disability Wales, 41 Lambourne Crescent, Cardiff Business Park, Cardiff, CF14 5GG

Phone: 029 2068 1161 | Fax: 029 2075 2149 | Email: harriett.johnson@ldw.org.uk   Further details and booking form here: https://www.ldw.org.uk/training-and-events/events-and-conferences/where-are-we-now.aspx#.VdL-U8vltow


Where are we now form

Ffurflen Ble rydyn ni nawr

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