UKAFN are pleased to announce that The Rt Hon. the Lord Bradley will chair this year’s conference titled ‘ACEs a lifelong influence?’. The conference will concentrate on Adverse Childhood Experiences from the cradle to the grave and how those working within Criminal Justice settings can positively intervene, especially for those working in police custody or sexual assault centres.
Rt Hon Lord Bradley was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency at the 1987 general election, having served as a councillor in Old Moat Ward (Manchester) since 1983. After the 1997 general election he became a junior minister at the Department of Social Security, and then became Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of the Queen’s Household in 1998. He was a junior minister in the Home Office for Criminal Justice, Sentencing, and Law Reform from 2001-2, and then a backbench MP and member of the Health Select Committee. He is a member of the Privy Council.
In 2009, Lord Bradley authored a review of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system (the Bradley Report) to examine the extent to which offenders could, in appropriate cases, be diverted from prison to other services and the barriers to such diversion.