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Forth Valley Public Protection Conference

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November 2016

A one day conference taking place next week will bring together professionals working across a wide range of public protection services.

"Working together in Public Protection- Getting better at getting it right" will be held on Monday 21 November at Tulliallan Castle.

Frontline practitioners and managers from a broad range of statutory and third sector services working in the Forth Valley area will look at themes relating to all aspects of public protection.

The first Forth Valley Public Protection Conference, Dare to Care: Protecting People in Forth Valley was held in 2014. This was the first National Public Protection Conference to be held and primarily focused upon raising awareness and identifying key areas for developments in practice.

Councillor Jim Blackwood, Falkirk Council's spokesperson for Public Protection said: "Next week's conference has an ambitious agenda which includes themes across child and adult protection, the management of offenders, domestic and gender based violence and alcohol and drug misuse.

"The Forth Valley approach to public protection recognises that people rarely fit neatly into one category or the other. The main focus of the day will be upon improving local services through good inter and intra-agency communication and co-operation that ultimately results in people feeling safer within and across Forth Valley."

Workshops include:

  • Transitions between child and adult services
  • Hate crime
  • Alcohol Drug Partnership working in practice
  • Public Protection case study
  • Online risk and vulnerability

The conference is organised on behalf of the Falkirk Public Protection Chief Officers Group and Clackmannanshire and Stirling Public Protection Forum. Keynote speakers include Detective Chief Superintendent Lesley Boal, Paul Comely, National Adult Protection Coordinator, Kathryn MacKay and Professor Brigid Daniel, Stirling University.

Elaine McPherson said: "As Chair of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Public Protection Forum I am pleased to be opening this conference which will both reflect the work of all partners in public protection to keep people safe across the generations and lead to improved understanding and collaboration going forward."

Responsibility for taking forward and reporting on key actions arising from the conference will be allocated to the relevant Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling multi -agency partnerships involved in protecting people.