Safeguarding Older People from Domestic Abuse Seminars

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is holding a series of seminar events across Wales to support front-line staff working in the public and third sectors in safeguarding older people from domestic abuse. 

By attending these seminars, delegates will develop:

  • An understanding of the hidden epidemic of domestic abuse of older people and be able to deal with it more effectively
  • Knowledge to be able to identify the signs of abuse and what to do about it
  • Knowledge of what support is available to older people
  • Ideas of how to raise awareness of domestic abuse with older people
  • An understanding of the hidden problem of coercion
  • Ideas of how to implement changes in working practice

The seminars have been awarded the Agored Cymru Quality Mark, a measure of excellence for learning programmes providing delegates with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. 


  • Ann Williams (Live Fear Free Helpline)
  • Margaret Smith (IDVA & ISVA, Safer Wales)
  • Lucy Giles (Knowledge Hub Advisor, SafeLives)
  • Steve Bartley (Safeguarding and Access to Justice Lead, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales)
  • A representative of BAWSO
  • Professor Alan Clarke (Aberystwyth University) - Carmarthen only
  • Professor John Williams (Aberystwyth University) - Wrexham only 
  • Jenny-Anne Bishop (Unique & Transforum) - Bangor only
  • Sarah Wydall (Aberystwyth University) - Bangor only
  • Rebecca Zirk (Aberystwyth University) - Newport only

There will also be a survivor’s story video presentation at the events.


14 September (9am - 5pm) Halliwell Centre, Trinity Saint David University, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP
20 September (9am - 5pm)
Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, LL11 2HS
21 September (9am - 5pm)
Ty Menai, Ffordd Penlan, Bangor, LL57 4HJ
28 September (9am - 5pm)
Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1UH

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Closing date for bookings: Monday 14 August