Protecting the Public from Dangerous Dogs

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sam Gaines, Head of Companion Animals, RSPCA
  • Kelly Craig, North London Education & Community Officer, Dogs Trust
  • Shaila Bux, Board Member, Born Innocent
  • Mark Callis, Animal Welfare Service Manager, London Borough of Wandsworth
  • Dr Anthony Goodman (Chair), Professor in Criminal and Community Justice Studies, Middlesex University
  • Further speakers TBC


Dangerous dogs pose a risk to the public and can cause deaths and life-changing injuries. Despite amendments over the years, the current framework of ‘breed specific legislation’ has been heavily criticised. Yet it remains to be seen if the Government will reform the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Attend this Westminster Briefing event on Thursday 18 October to hear about how you can effectively use the tools and powers available to protect the public from dangerous dogs in your area. You will hear from experts on the national landscape and the latest best practice.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Dangerous Dogs Act: assessing its effectiveness and the potential for reform
  • Legislative tools and powers available to deal with dangerous dogs
  • Working with the courts to inform decisions and reach effective outcomes
  • The role of charities in ensuring animal welfare and promoting public awareness
  • Developing a stronger partnership approach between local authorities, police, charities & other key stakeholders
  • Ensuring public safety is at the heart of your strategy
  • Improving your data collection and making evidence-informed decisions

About the Day:

Delegates in the morning session will get receive an up-to-date brief of how they can use the powers available to tackle the issues surrounding dangerous dogs. The afternoon session will be an opportunity to hear the latest good practice for delegates to take back and implement within their setting.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those with an interest in dangerous dogs, including police officers, dog legislation officers, dog wardens, community safety teams, local authorities, environmental health officers, animal welfare officers, housing associations, animal charities and legal professionals.

Thursday 18th October 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each
All displayed prices exclude VAT

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