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Police family liaison seminar minutes 2011

These seminars took place on 6 October 2011 at 2 Carlton House Terrace, London, and on 2 November 2011at Bishopgarth police training school, Wakefield. It was kindly sponsored by Fentons Solicitors LLP, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Lyons Davison Solicitors, and Pannone LLP.

Sessions presented at both London and Wakefield events:

Welcome speech       
Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive, Brake

Brake’s work supporting families affected by a road crash
Julie Townsend, Campaigns Director & Deputy Chief Executive, Brake

Open book: social networking and the challenges facing Family Liaison Officers
PC Mick Jennings, Roads Policing Trainer, West Midlands Police

Coping with life after road death
Amy Aeron-Thomas, Executive Director, RoadPeace

Additional sessions presented at London event:

The effect of traumatic grief on families following a road traffic collision
Dr Stephen Regel, Principal Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Centre for Trauma Resilience and Growth

Legal Support for families following a road traffic collision
Joanna Bailey, Partner, Fentons Solicitors LLP

Family liaison strategy and best practice
PC Simon Kiff, Family Liaison Adviser, & DI Adrian Looby, Family Liaison Co-ordinator for Road Policing, Metropolitan Police

The value of face-to-face support services
Frances Bourne, Hertfordshire Co-ordinator, Road Victims Trust

Effective family liaison: A case study
Phil Hanham, Family Liaison Co-ordinator, Thames Valley Police

Additional sessions presented at Wakefield event:

The Role of Helplines
John Lippit, Practice Co-ordinator, Child Death Helpline

The Effect of Traumatic Grief on Families Following a Road Traffic Collision
David Trickey, Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist

The Vision For Our Roads
ACC Sean White, Cleveland Police & ACPO

Civil Claims
Jane Horton, Partner, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Learning from mistakes
PC 5098 Jane Holford, Roads Policing Family Liaison Co-ordinator, Major Collision Enquiry Team, West Yorkshire Police