National Appropriate ***** Network: Professional Development Day and AGM 2019, University of Sunderland in London, Wednesday, 18. December 2019

National Appropriate ***** Network
Professional Development Day & AGM 2019

We look forward to welcoming you to the NAAN AGM 2019 and appropriate ***** PDD, hosted by the University of Sunderland in London Docklands.  
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Please note that agenda is currently being developed and is subject to change. However, in order to allow you to confidently book your travel in advance, the start and finish times will not change.
10.00 - Registration and refreshments
10.30 - AGM
Members will be asked to accept the annual report and elect people to (or stand for election to) NAAN's board of trustees.
11.15 - How can AA interventions make a difference?
In this session, the panel and audience will discuss and debate the impact of appropriate adults in police custody and interviews. The panel will include:

An expert with lived experience via Revolving Doors (invited)
Dr Laura Farrugia (University of Sunderland, Forensic Psychology, Registered Intermediary) 
Miranda Bevan (London School of Economics, former Barrister)
Richard Atkinson (Chair of Criminal Law Committee, Law Society & NAAN Chair)
Grev Wallington (NAAN Effective Practice Manager and former AA scheme co-ordinator)

13.00 - Networking Lunch
A sandwich buffet lunch and a chance to informally network with other AA professionals. 
13.45 - Open Space
Our ever-popular Open Space sessions mean that your most important issues are guaranteed to be on the agenda - because you define it! Bring your AA challenges and bright ideas and share them with colleagues. Move freely between discussions when you've contributed or gained what you could.
15:15 - Updates and wrap up
15.30 - Close

Dr Laura Farrugia is the Programme Leader for the BSc Forensic Psychology course at the University of Sunderland. She is also the Module Leader for the ‘Introduction to Forensic Psychology’ and ‘The Psychology of Detection, Interviewing and the Criminal Trial’.
In addition to working as a Senior Lecturer, she also works as a Registered Intermediary (accredited by the Ministry of Justice) and assists with vulnerable victims/witnesses during the police interview and trial stage.
Laura’s research interests lie with how vulnerable individuals, particularly those with mental health conditions, are perceived by the criminal justice system, and the role of Appropriate Adults during interviews conducted with vulnerable suspects. In addition, Laura has keen interests in vulnerability and false confessions/miscarriages of justice, as well as the role of the Registered Intermediary and vulnerable victims and witnesses. Laura is currently conducting research exploring how the Appropriate ***** interacts during the investigative interview with vulnerable suspects and how vulnerability is identified by Custody Sergeants. Laura’s research work contributes to the National Custody Portfolio.
Miranda Bevan has recently completed her doctorate at the London School of Economics, researching the experience of children and young people detained as suspects in the police station in England and Wales. Her work more generally is concerned with the experience of young and vulnerable defendants and suspects, particularly their ability to participate effectively in criminal justice processes. She came to academia after a career at the Criminal Bar (2 Hare Court, Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC, 2000-2012), via a two-year post as the lawyer with responsibility for the Law Commission’s Unfitness to Plead project, which reported in 2016. She will join the Howard League for Penal Reform as a Policy Associate in October 2019.
Richard Atkinson  is Co -Chair of the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee. He is the Managing Partner of the Kent branch of Tuckers LLP, a specialist criminal law practice in Kent and has specialised in criminal law for over 25 years. His principal focus is now on litigation conducting his firm’s more serious cases which have included many high profile cases including the largest cash robbery (£53 Million) in UK history, a woman charged with five counts of murder. He has also advised a number of senior bankers who were being investigated in relation to the foreign exchange collusion allegations.
He is a duty solicitor, a member of the National Disclosure Forum, the PACE Review Board, the Kent Criminal Justice Board and the National Implementation Team for Transforming Summary Justice and Better case Management. He has given evidence to Parliamentary Committees most recently on the Counter Terrorism and Border Control Bill.
Richard regularly attends the Kent Police College where he delivers a defence input into the training of police officers in relation to the interviewing of suspects.
Richard has spoken at criminal law events both in this country and abroad, as well as writing and speaking on criminal law matters in the legal press and the wider media.
Grev Wallington is the Effective Practice Manager for the National Appropriate ***** Network. He has ran appropriate aduilt services for about twenty years and has acted in the role on about two thousand ocassions. He served as a trustee for NAAN for nine years.  

How much do tickets cost?
NAAN members may reserve up to two free places so please feel free to bring a colleague or volunteer. Places are limited to please book early. Please book only what you need. Although tickets are free to NAAN members, the cost of no shows and late cancellations will be passed on. (see FAQs below).
If you are not a member, or you'd like to bring more people, additional tickets are available for purchase. Or  consider applying for membership to get free tickets to our regular events. 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email admin@ or call 07739 904858.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, as long as it is transferred to another representative of your membership account. Please let us know about any changes so that we can ensure your delegate has a name badge.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is helpful if you can bring your ticket with you as it helps with the registration process. However, if you do not bring the ticket you we'll just need your name.
What if I book but then can't make it?
Spaces are limited, and we want them all to count. It is very frustrating for members who have not been able to attend because all the places are booked, only to discover on the day that were spare spaces. Even though places at the event are free to members, they are not free to the charity, so please only book if you are committing to attending. No shows on the day and cancellations with less than two weeks notice will be subject to a charge of up to £49 to contribute to the costs incurred.
What are my transport options?
The closest station is South Quay (2 minutes walk). This is on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) line, which is connected to the London Underground (also known as the Tube) network.
The next nearest station is Canary Wharf (12 minutes walk), on the Tube's Jubilee Line.
Plan your tube / DLR route on the Transport for London website, or download the London Underground map (.pdf).
Book train tickets as early as possible to secure the best rates. You can check prices now at .
The nearest car parks are: 
NCP Lawn House Close (E14 9YQ). 4 minutes walk. Pre book parking here
NCP City Harbour (E14 9GL). 10 minutes walk. Pre book parking here

Wednesday, 18. December 2019, University of Sunderland in London, National Appropriate ***** Network: Professional Development Day and AGM 2019

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