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Safeguarding through Licensing EVENT POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2nd July 2019 Holiday Inn (Taunton M5 J25), Deane Gate Avenue, Taunton TA1 2UA South West
Members Fee: £130.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £210.00 + VAT




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 who are involved in the safeguarding of vulnerable persons.
Further event information will follow.
Speakers confirmed include:
James Button, James Button & Co.
Andy Thompson & Helen Matthews from CYP First
Andy Bowly, Barnardos
Julie Hague, Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board
The event is being held at the Holiday Inn, Taunton. Just off from the M5, Junction 25. There is free parking at the venue for delegates but all delegates must register their vehicle at reception to avoid a parking fine.
IoL Members - £130 + VAT
Non-Members - £210 + VAT (including complimentary membership until end March 2020)
Should you require accommodation the night before the training day you can book direct with Holiday Inn, Taunton by calling 0871 942 9080 and quoting 'L01' to get the rate of £109 Inc VAT, Bed and Breakfast, Single Occupancy. To take advantage of this offer accommodation must be booked 28 days before the date of the event to qualify for the agreed IoL rate.
Full Agenda to be advised.
You will see from the options below, that delegates can attend as a day delegate on a single day to all four days or as a residential delegate staying in the hotel on single days or multiple days. Select which apply to you to view the fees involved.

To get an idea of fees, please use the fee calculator below. Please note that this is a simulation, if you wish to actually book the course please click on the book button. Programme:*

Please read our cancellation policy before booking this event.


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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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