Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board Conference –

Working in partnership to progress our priority areas

Please note: this conference is now full

We ask that you please do not attend if you have not received confirmation


21st November 2023


09:00 – 16:30


Delta Hotels by Marriott Huntingdon, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Kingfisher Way, Huntingdon, Pe29 6FL

Our Speaker Contributors Include:

Claire Thatcher

Claire has worked in the field of Drugs and Alcohol Treatment since 2007 and works for the national charity, Change Grow Live (CGL). Since 2017 Claire has been the Services Manager for Peterborough’s integrated drug and alcohol treatment services for adults and young people – CGL Peterborough Aspire. Claire forms part of a strategic partnership…

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Chris Acourt

My name is Chris Acourt I am Detective Sergeant in Cambridgeshire Constabulary specialising in the investigation of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking offences. I have been a Police officer for over 23 years and have worked in a variety of roles (both uniform and plain clothes) across the county. I have led a number of…

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Ian Brownhill, 39 Essex Chambers

Ian is a specialist in public, human rights and regulatory law. Ian’s practice encompasses a variety of areas but is primarily focused on safeguarding adults, mental capacity, medical treatment, sport and criminal justice issues. Ian’s practice crosses borders, he does not only work in England and Wales but often advises as to issues involving Scotland,…

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Dr. David Orr

Dr. David Orr is a senior lecturer in Social Work & Social Care at the University of Sussex. Since 2010, when he first started researching self-neglect and safeguarding, he has undertaken several research studies in this area and co-wrote (with Professors Suzy Braye and Michael Preston-Shoot) influential knowledge reviews on self-neglect for the Social Care…

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Conference Programme

09.00 – Arrival and Registration

09.30 – Chair’s Opening Remarks

Jon Chapman, Independent Chair

09.45 – Keynote: Self-Neglect and Safeguarding

David Orr, University of Sussex

11.00 – Comfort Break

11.30 – Keynote: Mental Capacity Act

Ian Brownhill, 39 Essex Chambers

12.45 – Lunch Break

13.30 – Modern Slavery, Operation Phoenix

Chris Acourt, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

14.30 – Comfort Break

14.45 – Cuckooing Pathways

Claire Thatcher, Change Grow Live

15.45 – Plenary

16.15 – Chair’s Closing Remarks

*Programme subject to change without notice

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150+ Attendees

3+ Speakers and Experts

Networking opportunities

Contact and Information

Who should attend?

This conference is intended for practitioners who work for agencies across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that support adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect.


The Conference is free but organisations will be charged £75 per person for staff who book a place but do not attend.


Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 weeks before the conference. Substitutions will be permitted; please email to notify us of any substitutions on the contact details below.

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