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RoSPA National Water Safety Conference 2019

Camber Sands, Thames and Manchester all to be discussed.

The conference in London on Monday, November 18, will hear from Dominic Watkins, a partner at DWF Law LLP, who led an independent review of the legal framework around who bears responsibility for ensuring water safety on our coastlines.

This presentation will be preceded by a welcome address from George Rawlinson, the independent chairman of the National Water Safety Forum.

Attendees at the conference will also hear about the Tidal Thames Water Safety Forum’s strategy, which was launched earlier this year by HRH Prince William, and its #SaferThames campaign, and about the work currently taking place in Manchester following a number of incidents in the city centre – including challenging the myths around “The Pusher”.

Other speakers include: Brian Johnson, CEO of the MCA will present on the changes he has made to the structure of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency,  in support of drowning prevention and the recent publication of the ‘Managing Beach Safety' guide; Justin Scar, CEO of Royal Lifesaving Society Australia, giving the Australian and WHO strategy perspectives; and Dr Peter Aitken, director of research and development at the Devon Partnership NHS Trust, about what steps communities and organisations can take to prevent water-related suicide.

The conference takes place on Monday, November 18 at Glaziers Hall, London Bridge, and starts at 9.15am. To reserve your place, see

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