Learning Disability Today Study Day


Date: 19 September 2019.

Venue: The Beeches Conference Centre, Bournville, Birmingham.

Early Bird Delegate Rate is £79 + VAT.
Delegate Rate is £99 + VAT.




Learning Disability Today Study Day (or LDT Study Day) is a study day addressing topical issues relevant to the current practice of Learning Disability professionals.

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09.30 Registration

10.00 Chair’s WelcomeBarney Callum, Editor, Learning Disability Today

10.05 Plenary Session: Hate Crime – A Life Without Fear

Experiencing hate crimes can be a particularly frightening experience as the victim has been targeted because of who they are. The aim of this session is to help staff working with people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism, and physical disabilities to recognise whether they are, or have been a victim of hate crime and if so, how to best report it and provide guidance on how people supporting a victim can advocate on the person’s behalf.

This important session will be led by Joanne Silkstone, North East and Yorkshire Learning and Development Manager for United Response, and Kevin Brighton, West Yorkshire Police Hate Crime Coordinator. They will discuss how to improve staff awareness of what constitutes a hate crime or hate incident by identifying and acting on the early indicators of repeat victimisation, whilst providing the staff and people they support with the knowledge of how they can report such incidents to the police or internally. They will also share the necessary tools for staff on how to act on hate crime quickly.

10.50 Questions and Answers

11.05 Refreshments

11.25 MASTERCLASS: Skills Training for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Problems Managing Emotions

This masterclass will provide essential skills and knowledge, plus related case studies to deal with understanding the reasons for behaviour and considering the person as a whole – including their life history, physical health and emotional needs – to implement ways of supporting the person.

12.15 Questions and Answers

12.30 Lunch and Exhibition

13.30 Practice Development Sessions, choose from:

Room 1 – How to Help Young People with Communications Difficulties Overcome Separation AnxietyDr Carly Spicer, Aurora

Room 2 – Assessment and Treatment in the Community or Assessments and Interventions for clients with LD Avon Forensic Community LD TeamDr Olga Dos Santos

14.20 Refreshments

14.30 Practice Development Sessions, choose from:

Room 1 – How to Move Away from PsychotropicsSarah Taie and Stephanie Draper, Turning Point

Public Health England research in 2015 said that at any time, between 30 000 and 35 000 people with a learning disability are prescribed an antipsychotic, an antidepressant or both by their GP without having the conditions for which the drugs were designed to treat.

This session will provide practical guidance by reflecting on Turning Points journey implementing STOMP, as well as a case study on how using Positive Behaviour Support in conjunction with the STOMP initiative can result in significant positive outcomes for both the person with a learning disability and the staff team providing support. You will also review the VODG documents and tools organisations can use to help with this process.

Room 2 – Safeguarding Adults Continuum: practice messages for health and social care staff from Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs)Linda Spencer

15.30 Questions and Answers

15.50 Chairs’ Closing Comments

16:00 Close of Conference




Event Details

Date: 19 September, 2019

Start time: 09:30 a.m.

End time: 16:00 p.m.

Venue: The Beeches Conference Centre

Phone: +44 (0)1273 434 943

Email: info@pavpub.com