Implementing the New Animal Health and Welfare Framework 2018


Local authorities have a statutory duty to work with industry stakeholders to ensure they comply with animal welfare legislation to prevent the devastating effects of disease on the agriculture industry.

The new Animal Health and Welfare Framework 2018 helps local authorities carry out controls under animal health and welfare legislation and supports them in fulfilling their duty.

Join Westminster Briefing to explore the risk-based approach of the new framework. Examine how regulatory controls can be implemented to protect against animal disease and uphold standards of welfare that are required of present and future trading arrangements.

Issues to be Addressed:

  • The scope of the Animal Health and Welfare Framework
  • The welfare of animals during commercial transportation
  • Facilitating compliance with the Animal Health Act and European Communities Act
  • Improving partnerships between local authorities and the Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA)
  • Reducing the burden for responsible businesses
  • Establishing common principles to create a consistent national approach
  • Maintaining trade agreements with Europe: the future of animal welfare legislation post-Brexit
  • Working closely with other local authorities to share knowledge and expertise

About the Day:

The morning session will explore the 2018 Framework. Attendees will delve into the Framework's practical principles that aim to help local authorities deliver their duties in a way that is responsive and accountable to local communities.

The afternoon session will focus on best practice in assisting farmers and businesses comply with animal health and welfare laws. Discover next steps to take when laws are breached and how leading authorities are contributing to thriving businesses.

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.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from County Councils, Metropolitan Boroughs, Unitary Authorities, the Farming and Agriculture Industry, APHA, NAHWP, DEFRA, Animal Disease Research Centres and anyone with an interest or involvement in Animal Health and Welfare Legislation.

Further information:

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:


Thursday 14th February 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)

Central London (Venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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