Safeguarding a Good Life Workshop

Improve outcomes for disabled people, adults at risk, whānau and families impacted by family violence and abuse

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      Safeguarding a Good Life Workshop
      In 2020 NZDSN held an introductory Symposium to help participants, from within and connected to the disability community, to understand the Safeguarding Framework. NZDSN now invites you and others to attend a follow up two-day workshop to embed and action this understanding.
      Violence within families or whānau seriously impacts the health and wellbeing of all involved. Experiencing violence can be disabling, while use of violence is common against disabled people. In these workshops, we bring together disability, sexual and domestic violence, and health care sectors to develop a shared community understanding and actions to improve outcomes for those impacted by violence.
      To build upon understanding throughout the workshops we encourage organisations to register people who are committed to attending both days.

      Day 1
      Exploring issues of violence against disabled people, who is an adult at risk and the safeguarding framework
      Thursday 2nd December 2021
      9.30am – 3.30pm
      Morning tea and lunch provided
      Day 2
      Identifying key issues and developing an integrated community response
      Friday 3rd December 2021
      9.30am – 3.30pm
      Morning tea and lunch provided

      Tait Technology Centre
      Tait Communications Campus
      245 Wooldridge Road, Harewood, Christchurch

      Fee: Funding from MSD enables us to offer a subsidised rate of: $150 plus GST
      Family members Free.  Toregister a family member, contact

      Please register by 5pm on Friday 19th November for catering purposes

      Keynote Speakers 
      Minister for Family and Sexual Violence Marama Davidson
      Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero
      Director of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) Leanne McSkimming, Enabling Good Lives (presenter tbc)
      Ruth Thomas, Barrister at the Royal Commission Abuse in Care Inquiry

      Erika Butters, Director the Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust (PASAT)
      Sue Hobbs, Safeguarding Adults Specialist. 

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