Representatives from local authorities and solicitors based in South west England convened in Taunton last week for the second Finders International Deputyship Development Day.
These unique regular events will be held to enable both public and private sector professional deputies to meet and network.
David Lockwood, Finders International Public Sector Development Manager said, “This is a unique opportunity for both sectors to come together and learn from each other”. He went on to add “it was clear from talking to many of the delegates that they share common issues, so the chance for them to talk and explore mutual solutions can only benefit the people they look after”.
Delegates came together to listen to presentations on financial management, costs and protecting vulnerable adults from abuse. Views were also shared on the services provided and support received by Deputys.
Both Solicitors and Public servants have commented positively and stated that the event can only help encourage and foster positive relations between the private and public sectors.
Finders International will soon announce the date and venue of their next event in the next few weeks, be sure to look out for the details as these events are rapidly becoming a must attend for those involved in Deputyship and Appointeeship.
“On days like today I get to meet with other councils for a little bit of verification about what about processes are, what their processes are – learning more about how I could do things a little bit better.” Public Authority Employee
“The feedback I’ve had since doing the talk is that its given everybody something to think about and to approach the court to see if they can make claims.“ Paul Cruickshanks, Court of Protection Costs Manager
“Today has been very Informative…lots of information I wouldn’t have got anywhere else…doing our job is quite unusual, quite specialist, so it’s rare to other people who do the same job as you do” Public Authority Employee
“First and foremost the networking…we can meet people from local authorities we might not have liaised with previously” Michael Culver, Partner at Bolt Burdon Solicitors