Overview

24 Feb, 20219:30 pm-4:15 pm
Online Conference

This event will provide delegates with an opportunity to discuss the latest policy developments around addressing and tackling domestic abuse, particularly in light of the Domestic Abuse Bill which is due to pass through parliament in 2020. Attendees will hear from multiple sector leaders, including Respect, DAHA, Women’s Aid and NHS Safeguarding, on delivering improvements to services for victims and survivors, and working with perpetrators to sustainably tackle and prevent domestic abuse. The event will look at all forms of domestic abuse and the nuances of supporting victims and survivors including men and members of LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as refugee and asylum-seeking women. Equal access to support services will be a key theme that runs through the event, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on domestic abuse.

With the November 2020 funding announcement of £11 million from the government to support victims through the winter season and beyond, as the nation still grapples with the dangers of COVID-19 lockdowns for increasing the risk of domestic abuse and violence, in addition to £7 million for innovative preventative programmes, this event offers a timely opportunity to examine strategies to most effectively utilise this crucial funding.

Key Features of an Online IG Event

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
  • Topic Based Discussion Groups

Key Speakers

Kenny Gibson photo
Kenny Gibson
National Head of Safeguarding
NHS England & NHS Improvement
Ippo Panteloudakis photo
Ippo Panteloudakis
Head of Services
Respect
Pragna Patel photo
Pragna Patel
Director
Southhall Black Sisters (SBS)
Hannah Gousy photo
Hannah Gousy
Head of Policy
Domestic Abuse Commissioner

Other Speakers

Rachel Nicolas photo
Rachel Nicolas
Head of Domestic Abuse Services, London
Victim Support
PC Rachel Williams photo
PC Rachel Williams
DA Support Officer
Hampshire Constabulary
Gisela Valle photo
Gisela Valle
Acting Chair
Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS)
Doireann Larkin photo
Doireann Larkin
Development Manager, Tender Education & Arts
Lecturer in Understanding Domestic and Sexual Abuse, Goldsmiths, University of London
Senior Representative photo
Senior Representative
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Tamsin Fagan photo
Tamsin Fagan
Domestic Abuse Coordinator
LGBT Foundation

Agenda

9:30 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform

Throughout the Conference you will be able to make use of:

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform

 

Our team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:45 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Doireann Larkin
Doireann Larkin
Development Manager, Tender Education & Arts
Lecturer in Understanding Domestic and Sexual Abuse, Goldsmiths, University of London
Confirmed
10:00 am
Domestic Abuse Commissioner: Implementing The Government’s Action Plan for Domestic Abuse
  • Sharing the latest updates on the passing of the Domestic Abuse Bill, and outlining the critical short and long-term actions required from key sectors as well as society as a whole
  • Outlining changes to funding allocation as a result of COVID-19 and new opportunities for the voluntary, housing and health sectors to access grants for dedicated projects and programmes
  • Exploring the urgent changing needs of service provision, and policy, as a result of COVID-19’s impact on domestic abuse, and how the Bill recognises this
  • Understanding the role of the Commissioner in holding the government and practitioners to account in successfully implementing the Bill and subsequent new policies, including more closely monitoring social landlords in their protection of those who experience domestic abuse
Hannah Gousy
Hannah Gousy
Head of Policy
Domestic Abuse Commissioner
Confirmed
10:20 am
Interactive Questions and Ideas Sharing Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function.

10:30 am
MHCLG Covid-19 Policy and Funding Update: Eradicating the Scourge of Domestic Abuse Across UK Society
  • Outlining how critical it is for local councils to effectively engage with the crime and voluntary sectors to tackle domestic abuse, and create a strategy to deal with perpetrators
  • Examining the impact COVID-19 has had on housing providers effectiveness in monitoring and intervening in cases where there is a risk of domestic abuse, and providing an update on funding to support this work
  • Assessing the requirements of the new local government strategies for supporting domestic abuse survivors, now a statutory duty, and the implications of this on refuge services
  • Ensuring local services meet the requirement to be inclusive of survivors from all ethnic backgrounds, GRT communities and LGBTQIA+ people
Luke Hall MP
Luke Hall MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing)
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
Invited
10:50 am
Interactive Questions and Ideas Sharing Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function.

11:00 am
Funders Perspective Session: Outlining How to Access Available Funding to Tackle Domestic Abuse
  • Outlining the funding opportunities available to charities through the Foundation so they are able to provide additional wrap around services and more holistic support to survivors
  • Highlighting how small local charities that deliver vital services at community level can bid for and access funding from non-government agencies and ensuring this funding reaches the most marginalised in society
  • Collaborating with organisations such as SafeLives to improve domestic abuse support for staff working for the company, and recognising the increasing role of the private sector in acknowledging this issue
  • Advising other organisations on how to develop and deliver domestic abuse and violence strategies that both supports the workforce, and service providers and users more widely
  • Showcasing the success of the foundation in tackling domestic abuse with 45 more charities supported, 126 national domestic abuse partnerships created and £2.9m in new grants awarded in 2019
Caroline Howe
Caroline Howe
Policy and National Programmes Manager
Lloyds Bank Foundation
Confirmed
11:20 am
Interactive Questions and Ideas Sharing Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function.

11:25 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:45 am
The Role of the NHS in Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse and Violence
  • Understanding what the Domestic Abuse Bill means for the NHS and health sector partners, and how this will help contribute to a national effort to tackle domestic abuse, particularly in light of COVID-19
  • Outlining the NHS treatment and recovery plans for victims and survivors from all backgrounds, and sharing success stories around these
  • Exploring the support offered for perpetrators and offenders by the NHS, and advising on how to approach these groups in efforts to tackle domestic abuse
Kenny Gibson
Kenny Gibson
National Head of Safeguarding
NHS England & NHS Improvement
Confirmed
12:05 pm
Interactive Questions and Ideas Sharing Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function.

12:10 pm
Top Tips for Implementing a Successful VAWG Strategy
  • Examining updates around the VAWG strategy, due to be in place in March 2021, and how this aligns with wider plans in the Domestic Abuse Bill, including by recognising new forms of abuse
  • Exploring the funding that is supporting the VAWG Strategy, and how the £100 million of government support is providing vital services through national and local organisations
  • Understanding the role of the voluntary sector in working with crime, housing, health and local authority colleagues to ensure that multi-agency working is understood to be the most effective way of tackling VAWG
Nicki Norman
Nicki Norman
Acting CEO
Women’s Aid
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Interactive Questions and Ideas Sharing Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function.

12:35 pm
Outlining How To Provide Supportive, Accessible Services for Male Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse
  • Understanding the negative impact the COVID-19 lockdown period had on male victims, and showcasing the critical importance of providing effective support services during this time
  • Sharing the latest findings from the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse in relation to male victims, and how this can be translated into practice
  • Highlighting the new emergency accommodation scheme for male victims in Greater London, and how the Respect Men’s Advice Line is the main referral pathway into the service
  • Exploring Respect’s social media campaigns for male victims, and the impact these have in raising awareness, increasing access to support and improving service delivery
Ippo Panteloudakis
Ippo Panteloudakis
Head of Services
Respect
Confirmed
12:55 pm
Interactive Questions and Ideas Sharing Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function.

1:00 pm
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

2:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Taking a Holistic and Inclusive Approach to Preventing Abuse and Supporting Survivors

This panel will look to provide solutions to common challenges faced in tackling domestic abuse around this particular issue. 

Attendees will be encouraged to share their challenges with the panel via the online platform and the panel will consequently look to provide key solutions as they cover key topics including:

  • Exploring the role of the new statutory sex and relationships curriculum in schools and understanding what is required by law to improve the prevention of domestic abuse and violence from a young age
  • Discussing how critical it is to reach younger victims, particularly ages 16-24, who typically fall outside the target range of those who support services are designed for and directed towards, and can be left to suffer without support
  • Understanding how different LGBTQIA+ communities are affected by domestic abuse and violence and the vital need to reach victims, survivors and perpetrators across different sexualities with tailored services
  • Highlighting the crucial need to widen access to domestic abuse support services for refugees and asylum seekers who may struggle to receive life-saving support in a timely manner
Rachel Nicolas
Rachel Nicolas
Head of Domestic Abuse Services, London
Victim Support
Confirmed
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Confirmed
Gisela Valle
Gisela Valle
Acting Chair
Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS)
Confirmed
PC Rachel Williams
PC Rachel Williams
DA Support Officer
Hampshire Constabulary
Confirmed
Tamsin Fagan
Tamsin Fagan
Domestic Abuse Coordinator
LGBT Foundation
Confirmed
2:50 pm
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

3:10 pm
Solutions Focused Session: The Role of Partnerships in Tackling Domestic Abuse across the Housing Sector
  • Emphasising the importance of the accreditation standards in raising the quality of prevention methods, and support for survivors and perpetrators
  • How should the housing sector be aiding local authorities to meet their statutory duties around tackling domestic abuse, including ensuring adequate refuge services
  • Making effective changes in response to COVID-19, and highlighting the positive impact this will have on efforts to tackle abuse and improve early intervention
  • Providing an update on the new regional DAHA groups and the role of these in bringing together local groups to share best practice and overcome challenges together
Gudrun Burnet
Gudrun Burnet
CEO, DAHA
Standing Together Against Domestic Violence
Confirmed
3:30 pm
Interactive Questions and Ideas Sharing Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function.

3:40 pm
Case Study: Pioneering Domestic Abuse Services for Black and Minority Women Through Community Partnerships

In this insightful session, Pragna will highlight some of the various struggles faced by women who experience gender-based violence alongside other issues including around immigration status, no recourse to public funds problems, forced marriage and honour-based violence.

With over 40 years of experience, Southhall Black Sisters has grown into an organisation with national reach, while maintaining a local approach to tackling domestic violence, working in several community languages and providing tailored advocacy and case work.

Key takeaways will include:

  • How to form successful partnerships with experts and organisations who can provide additional help for women, for example local legal firms
  • How to better tailor your support services to the needs of Black and Minority women locally, and how to understand the nuances in these struggles
  • How to effectively support women with no recourse to public funds, and exploring the role of the housing sector within this
Pragna Patel
Pragna Patel
Director
Southhall Black Sisters (SBS)
Confirmed
4:00 pm
Interactive Questions and Ideas Sharing Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function.

4:10 pm
Chair's Summary and Close

Following the final session, delegates will still have access to the event platform for 30 days, to continue conversations with peers and accessing resources.  

 

*Programme subject to change

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed to be a multi-sector event including health, voluntary, housing, criminal justice and education sectors, focusing on the importance of cross-sector collaboration in effectively tackling domestic abuse. Typical job titles attending this event include:

  • Operation Managers
  • Community Health and Wellbeing Officers
  • Housing Managers
  • Domestic Abuse Leads
  • Head of Programmes and Practices
  • Justice Leads
  • Support Workers
  • Youth Engagement Officers
  • Vulnerable People Leads
  • Detective Superintendents
  • Detective Chief Inspectors
  • Heads of Safeguarding
  • Regional Managers
  • Policy Advisors
  • VAWG Strategic Leads
This Forum is also open to the private sector in order to encourage debate and networking.

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