Key Points
  • Implementing new elements of the Domestic Abuse Act
  • Outlining the Domestic Abuse Commissioner's Strategic Plan
  • Improving the multi-agency response to domestic abuse
  • Transforming the justice process to support victims and prosecute offenders
  • Learning from lived experience to improve service provision
  • Working with children and young people affected by domestic abuse
  • Supporting especially vulnerable and minority groups


Overview
Confirmed Speakers

  • Roy Wilsher OBE, Lead for Domestic Abuse, HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services
  • Helen Davies, Head of Thematic & Joint Inspections, HM Inspectorate of Probation
  • Georgia Gabriel-Hooper, Domestic Violence Campaigner with Lived Experience
  • Kenny Gibson, Deputy Director, NHS Safeguarding
  • Nicola Lambe, Head of Domestic Abuse Support, Stonewater Housing
  • Dawn Hodson, Chief Executive, Reducing the Risk (RtR) plus a RtR Champion
  • Confirmed Representative, Stay Safe East
  • Firoza Mohmed, CEO, Humraaz
  • Steph Keeble, Director, Birmingham LGBT
  • Michelle Hill, CEO, Talk Listen Change
  • Susie McDonald, Chief Executive, Tender


The new Domestic Abuse Act has secured major reforms to criminal justice processes, family court proceedings, local authority duties, housing, and health. Put your questions to experts in our live chat to unpack developments in legislation, the implications for your organisation and how to improve the multi-agency response to domestic abuse.

Explore how the justice system is transforming with major changes to court processes and by improving the police’s response to violence against women and girls based on the recent HMICFRS Inspectorate’s recommendations.

With the DA Act recognising children as victims of domestic abuse for the first time, there will be a special focus on supporting children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

Explore the changes in family courts for child victims and hear about the latest interventions for young perpetrators of domestic violence.

The DA Act is only the beginning, major consideration needs to be given to people that may fall through gaps in the new law. Join our panel discussion to discuss how to ensure equal protection for migrant women, LGBTQ+ and other especially vulnerable groups.

You will hear first-hand accounts from survivors about their abuse, police handling, interactions with domestic abuse services and court experiences.

This half-day event will be delivered live from a custom digital platform. Network with colleagues online and view the content on demand for 14 days after the event.


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:10
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Donna Covey CBE Director, AVA - Against Violence and Abuse

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09:10 - 09:40
Keynote: Outlining the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Strategic Plan

 
  • Key aims and proposals from the Commissioner’s Strategic Plan
  • Initial findings from the National Mapping of Domestic Abuse Services Survey
  • The impact of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021: Next steps for adapting and improving domestic abuse services
  • Responding to the impact of Covid-19 on domestic abuse and domestic abuse services
  • Implications of changes to the Serious Violence Duty for domestic abuse and sexual offences
 09:30 – 09:40 Questions and Discussion

09:40 - 10:20
Keynote Panel Discussion: Transforming the Justice Process to Support Victims and Prosecute Offenders

 
  • Building on the Inspectorate’s recommendations to improve the police’s response to violence against women and girls 
  • Implementing changes to court processes outlined in the Domestic Abuse Act and the implications of new DA criminal offences 
  • Building a justice system that supports and safeguards survivors of DA and learning from lived experience to fill the gaps in service provision 
  • Working with perpetrators of domestic violence, including rehabilitation and behaviour change programmes 
  • Piloting the new Domestic Abuse Protection Notice and Domestic Abuse Protection Order
10:10 – 10:20 Questions and Discussion - Participate through our live Q&A function and virtual polling tools

Speakers

Roy Wilsher OBE Lead for Domestic Abuse, HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services

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Helen Davies Head of Thematic & Joint Inspections, HM Inspectorate of Probation

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10:20 - 10:30
Comfort Break

 

10:30 - 11:00
Implementing the Domestic Abuse Act

 
Live chat / put your questions to our experts about the challenges you are facing implementing new elements of the Domestic Abuse Act including;  

  • Unpacking developments in the legislation and what they mean for practitioners
  • Understanding the statutory duty on local authorities and how to deliver it
  • Exploring the implications of the Act for public and voluntary agencies
  • Examples of best practice and what more is needed to support the aims of the Act

11:00 - 11:30
Networking Break

 
Meet your colleagues and make new connections via the virtual platform 

11:30 - 12:00
Panel Discussion: Improving the Multi-Agency Response to Domestic Abuse

 
  • Implementing new responsibilities and duties for different statutory agencies under the Domestic Abuse Act
  • Making effective changes to service delivery in response to Covid-19
  • Improving identification of people experiencing abuse and early intervention
  • Implementing effective first response procedures and practice
  • Improving multi-agency information sharing and governance
  • Providing wrap-around support to victims beyond the initial report including safe accommodation and specialist support services
11:50 – 12:00 Questions and Discussion - Participate through our live Q&A function and virtual polling tools

Speakers

Nicola Lambe Head of Domestic Abuse Support, Stonewater Housing

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Dawn Hodson Chief Executive, Reducing the Risk (RtR)

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Kenny Gibson National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England

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12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion: Supporting Especially Vulnerable and Minority Groups

 
  • Understanding barriers to accessing support for specific vulnerable groups
  • Building trust to improve reporting rates, engage with law enforcement agencies and support services 
  • Strategies to establish relationships with hard-to-reach groups
  • Developing more specialist and tailored support services
  • Co-production: incorporating lived experience into service design  
12:20 – 12:30 Questions and Discussion - Participate through our live Q&A function and virtual polling tools

Speakers

Firoza Mohmed CEO, Humraaz

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Steph Keeble Director, Birmingham LGBT

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Confirmed Representative The Difference

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12:30 - 13:10
Panel Discussion: Working with Children and Young People Affected by Domestic Abuse

 
  • Key changes for children who have witnessed domestic abuse outlined in the Domestic Abuse Act 
  • Improving identification, early intervention and prevention strategies for children affected by domestic abuse 
  • Breaking cycles of violence and helping young people to develop healthy relationships 
  • Understanding child arrangement orders and domestic abuse 
  • What a ‘trauma aware’ approach look like in practice 
  • Working with young people who use violence against their partners or families
13:00 – 13:10 Questions and Discussion - Participate through our live Q&A function and virtual polling tools

Speakers

Michelle Hill CEO, Talk Listen Change

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Georgia Gabriel-Hooper Domestic Violence Campaigner with Lived Experience

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Susie McDonald Chief Executive, Tender

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13:10 - 13:20
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

 

Speakers

Donna Covey CBE Director, AVA - Against Violence and Abuse

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End

Speakers

Confirmed Representative The Difference

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Donna Covey CBE Director, AVA - Against Violence and Abuse

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Helen Davies Head of Thematic & Joint Inspections, HM Inspectorate of Probation

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Georgia Gabriel-Hooper Domestic Violence Campaigner with Lived Experience

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Kenny Gibson National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England

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Michelle Hill CEO, Talk Listen Change

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Dawn Hodson Chief Executive, Reducing the Risk (RtR)

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Steph Keeble Director, Birmingham LGBT

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Nicola Lambe Head of Domestic Abuse Support, Stonewater Housing

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Susie McDonald Chief Executive, Tender

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Firoza Mohmed CEO, Humraaz

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Roy Wilsher OBE Lead for Domestic Abuse, HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services

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Venue details

Online Event Broadcast Live


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