Republic of Ireland


National Conference 14th June 2012


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is held in June each year, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action, which recognises the significance of elder abuse a public health and human rights concern. The day serves as a call to action for individuals, organisations and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people. On Thursday June 14th 2012 at 11am, the Health Service Executive, the National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP), University College Dublin, in collaboration with the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) will host a conference on elder abuse in the Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin.


Speaker: Professor Jill Manthorpe

‘Interventions to support older people who experience abuse’

Professor of Social Work / Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit

Associate Director, NIHR School for Social Care Research

King's College London

Speaker: Dr. Attracta Lafferty

‘Older People’s Experiences of Mistreatment & Abuse’

Associate Centre Director

National Centre for the Protection of Older People

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

University College Dublin


Admission is free, all are welcome

Venue: UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems,Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

RSVP or telephone 061 461165 by Thursday, June 7th