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Safeguarding through Licensing Safeguarding - an ongoing licensing concern. Come and join the conversation. 2nd October 2019 Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster DN4 5JW North East
Members Fee: £130.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £210.00 + VAT
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Safeguarding - an ongoing licensing concern.
Safeguarding is of vital importance to all members of our society, and the failures over the past are all too apparent. Concerns around safeguarding are on the increase, and licensing is a key tool to obstruct and disrupt sexual exploitation of children and vulnerable adults.

Licensing is fundamentally about public protection. It applies to all areas of licensing including taxis, alcohol, gambling, entertainment, late night refreshments and of course sexual entertainment venues.

The Institute of Licensing is hosting this conferences to discuss the current position, and bring expert speakers together to discuss how licensing can be utilised to best effect and to examine case studies from across the country.

There are differing approaches and working definitions of safeguarding in different sectors, but none currently for licensing, and this will also form part of the discussion - let's work together to highlight the relevance of licensing and the importance of safeguarding.

Come and join the conversation.

Course Objectives
To provide a forum for discussion and learning amongst key stakeholders in relation to safeguarding issues around children and other vulnerable people where licensing can make a difference. This event will look at lessons to be learned as well as examining successful and emerging initiatives involving all partners with a role in protecting children and vulnerable adults.

This event is aimed at local authority officers, police officers, social services and all those who are involved in the safeguarding of vulnerable persons.
See agenda tab for programme for the day, detailing speakers and topics.
Venue Information:
The event is being held at the Keepmoat Stadium with free on-site car parking.
Fees:
IoL Members - £130 + VAT
Non-Members - £210 + VAT (including complimentary membership until end March 2020)
The Institute of Licensing acredits this course for 4 hours CPD (Course Ref: SAFEG44491)
Agenda (Subject to minor change)
9.30 Arrival, Registration and Refreshments

9.50 Welcome and Opening - Tim Shield, North East Regional Chair

10.00 Safeguarding in Licensing - what could possibly go wrong? What is Safeguarding in Licensing? - James Button, James Button & Co.

10.45 National Update on Safeguarding and CSE, the Police Perspective on tackling Sex Exploitation in the night time economy - Paul Burnside – The Centre of Expertise – CSA & TBC, The Children’s Society

11.15 Break

11.45 Operation Makesafe (Bedfordshire) - Helen Matthew & Andy Thompson, CYP First

12.30 SEV Licensing - Leo Charalambides, Editor - Journal of Licensing

13.15 Lunch

14.15 Nightwatch Project - Andy Bowly, Barnardos

14.45 Safeguarding in gambling - Julie Hague, Licensing Manager, Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board

15.15 Break

15.30 The role of the licensing authority, its officers and councillors sitting on the licensing committees and defending decisions on Appeal - James Button, James Button & Co.

16.15 Open Discussion, Questions and Close

16.30 Close
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Event Trainer

James Button
James Button is a solicitor and Principal of James Button & Co., Solicitors, a niche practice, now in its 23rd year. The firm advises local authorities and NHS bodies, undertakes advocacy, advises committees and provides training for Officers and Members. In addition, they act for Licensees and Applicants.
His current expertise lies in the areas of licensing (including Taxis, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 etc), environmental health, public health, criminal investigations and prosecutions and human rights and other local authority and health sector related matters.
He was articled at South Tyneside MBC in South Shields, then spent some years at Manchester City Council before setting up the Public Health Legal Information Unit for the Department of Health.
He read Law at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, and sat his Law Society Finals at The Polytechnic of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He has written four editions of “Button on Taxis: Licensing Law and Practice” (Bloomsbury Professional 2017). As part of the work of the Public Health Legal Information Unit he wrote the text book "Communicable Disease Control - A Practical Guide to the Law for Health and Local Authorities in England and Wales" (Department of Health 1994) and has contributed to other works, including “Know Your Rights” (Readers Digest 1997), “Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Control” edited by Norman Noah and Mary O’Mahony (Wiley 1997), “Health Services Law and Practice” edited by Maggie Bloom, Dr Andrew Harris and Sheila Waddington (Butterworths 2001) and “The Concise Guide to Licensing” by Ian Webster, Jeffrey Leib and James Button (LGS-UK 2007). He writes a regular column on Taxi matters for the “Journal of Licensing” and is a Consulting Editor for “Licensing Review”.
In 1996 he was a founder member of the Local Government Licensing Forum, and was Chair from its creation until 2003, when it became the Institute of Licensing. He was made President of IoL in 2004 and Companion in 2012.

Jim Button was an excellent trainer. The content was delivered in an enthusiastic and informative way. I would have no hesitation as to recommend Jim as a trainer

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