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Links Veterinary Training Initiative (LVTI)

Training for the Veterinary Team

Our next two courses are being run in October in North and South Wales. 

South Wales

All Nations Centre

Cardiff, CF14 3NY

Wednesday 4th October 2017 

9.30am – 4.30pm, book now -  just £75


North Wales

Catrin Finch Conference Centre

Wrexham, LL11 2AW

Thursday 5th October 2017 

9.30am – 4.30pm, book now -  just £75

Program (maybe subject to change)

South Wales [04 October 2017] 

All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff CF14 3NY

North Wales [05 October 2017]

Catrin Finch, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW

08.30-09.15: Event Registration

TEA and COFFEE and introduction to Links Group members

Freda Scott-Park / Paula Boyden / [Vicki Betton] / Wendy Sneddon

09.15-09.45: Shades of violence and the complexity of abuse

Freda Scott-Park

09.45-10.30: Jackie’s Story – a dramatic presentation

Naomi Breeze – one woman’s story of living with domestic abuse

(This session includes 15 min ‘time out’ after the presentation; some may find the content upsetting)

10.30-10.45: COFFEE BREAK

10.45-11.45: Providing the Welsh Context: Violence against Women, other forms of gender based violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.  (An overview of domestic abuse, the impact on children, reasons behind ‘why she doesn’t leave’, police handling of domestic incidents and what it means for vets in a professional capacity)

P C George Howat:  Strategic Domestic Abuse Officer, North Wales Police

Rhian Lewis: Regional Services Manager, Welsh Women’s Aid, Colwyn

Ann Williams:  Helpline Manager, Welsh Women’s Aid

11.45-12.30: Recognising Abuse / Identifying Non-Accidental Injury in Animals – Part 1

Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director, Dogs Trust

12.45-13.30: LUNCH

13.30-14.15: Recognising Abuse / Identifying Non-Accidental Injury in Animals – Part 2

Dr Paula Boyden

14.15-15.00: Using the Links Group guidance: Knowing what to do

Dr Freda Scott-Park

Asking the Right Questions: A V D R method: ask, validate, document, refer; a step by step explanation.

Using Crimestoppers

15.00-15.15 TEA BREAK

15.15-15.30: Animal Welfare - the Legal Perspective

Jason Fletcher, Senior Prosecutions Case Officer – RSPCA TBC

1530-1615: Documentation: recording vital information

David Martin – veterinary surgeon (expert in animal welfare, ethics and law)

A guide to taking notes and preparing objective detached reports recorded and presented to allow professional review at a later date

1615-1630: Introducing the online course in animal welfare – for human healthcare professionals

(Vicki Betton) & Wendy Sneddon

1630-17.00 Training Concludes

Links Group members will get a £25 discount!