Confronting Sexual Violence: Reducing Offending and Supporting Victims

Confirmed to speak:

  • Meena Kumari, National Lead for Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence, Victim Support
  • Catherine Donnelly, Barrister, Six Pump Court
  • Roger King (Chair), Director, Safer & Stronger Solutions
  • Rosalyn Boyce, Why Me? Ambassador and Restorative Justice Advocate
  • Representative, SafeLives
  • Kim Doyle, Joint Chief Executive, LimeCulture CIC
  • Stephanie Reardon, Joint Chief Executive, LimeCulture CIC
  • Dr Kieran McCarten, Associate Professor in Criminology, UWE Bristol
  • Ady Lowe, Independent Sexual Violence Adviser, Victim Support
  • Further speakers TBC

Context:

Sexual violence affects many in the UK, with an estimated 450,000 victims each year. The Government is committed to reducing these numbers and last year released a 2016-2020 Ending Violence Against Women & Girls strategy.

Local services can improve their work by accessing funding opportunities, enhancing multi-agency working and embedding early intervention and prevention into their sexual violence strategies. Attend this Westminster Briefing to receive an expert-led brief on the government’s strategy for sexual violence. This is an opportunity to hear and share best practice and network with colleagues from across the country. 

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Update of the Government’s plans to end sexual violence in the 2016-2020 Ending VAWG Strategy
  • The role of police and local authorities in tackling sexual violence
  • Raising public awareness and knowledge of sexual violence, increasing low rates of reporting
    and reducing re-victimisation 
  • Rape and sexual assault: building evidence, listening to survivors,  and repairing the harm caused
  • Update on the national picture of historic sex crimes: supporting adults and bringing perpetrators to justice
  • Learning from innovative local practice to combat sexual violence
  • Enhancing local partnerships and joined-up working: sharing services and collaboration between police, local authorities, health, education and third sector organisations

The Event:

The morning session will provide you with an up-to-date brief of the new strategy and examine in detail the latest legislative tools available to tackle sexual violence. The afternoon session will explore good practice guidance for you to take back and implement in your 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: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: Calum.Ennis@westminster-briefing.com

Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of stakeholders including, but not limited to: domestic abuse leads, health services, police, support workers, victim advocates, social services, safeguarding teams, Community Safety Partnerships, local authorities, community groups, social services, teachers, and those with an interest in or responsibility to tackling sexual violence.

Wednesday 10th May 2017

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


Background Quote

'By allowing women to disclose violence as part of their everyday interactions we can support earlier identification and intervention to stop violence and abuse from escalating to critical levels. By improving confidence in the criminal justice system we will be able to bring more perpetrators to justice, as well as doing more to rehabilitate offenders.'

Former Home Secretary Theresa May, March 2016

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