This conference will bring together leading experts on older people, human rights and health and social care in order to provide an evidence based analysis of key challenges affecting older people in the area of health and social care. This conference is aimed at political representatives, policy makers, those involved in service delivery, academics and older people. Drawing on evidence and expert analysis, including the direct experience of older people, we will identify solutions and recommendations aimed at influencing policy making and service delivery in Northern Ireland.
The seminar will focus on human rights issues in relation to adult safeguarding. In particular, Professor John Williams will discuss the need to balance an individual's right to private family life with the statutory duty of care. He will also explore issues around consent and capacity.