Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse: Increasing Awareness, Prevention and Protection

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Mary Mason, Chief Executive, Solace Women's Aid
  • Mark Brooks OBE, Chair, Mankind
  • Zlakha Ahmed MBE, Executive Director, Apna Haq
  • Penelope Gibbs, Director, Transform Justice
  • Lyndsey Dearlove, Head of UK Says No More, Hestia
  • Professor Vanessa Bettinson, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, De Montfort University
  • Roger King, Director, Stronger and Safer Solutions (Chair)


The Home Office published a landmark bill on Domestic Abuse in January aimed at supporting victims and their families pursuing offenders. The bill intitiates the government’s commitment to dedicate new funding to support services working with domestic abuse cases, identify economic and non-physical abuse within legislation, provide additional training to frontline services and support victims through the family court.

Join us in April to get the latest information on the Domestic Abuse bill and to hear from leading experts and practitioners in the field on how they are implementing a new approach to domestic abuse in response to the bill. This is an opportunity for police, DV charities, local authorities, social housing officials and others working with victims of abuse to receive the latest guidance and tools to effectively transform their response.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Update on the Home Office Domestic Abuse Bill
  • Implementing a refreshed Violence Against Women & Girls Strategy
  • Understanding the new statutory definition of domestic abuse
  • New resource and funding opportunities
  • Transforming the police response
  • Analysing the role of the criminal justice system and family justice system

About the event:

The morning session will focus on an update on the national policy landscape and the reforms in domestic abuse legislation with a particular focus on prevention strategies and protection for victims.

The afternoon session will examine initiatives to transform the justice process before analysing practical case studies and proactive strategies to improve a collective response to domestic abuse.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in protecting victims of domestic abuse and working with perpetrators, including: units who deal with DV locally and nationally, community safety and CSP teams, the police, PCCs, local authorities, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, children’s services, LCJB, the CPS and Courts Service, DAATs, Victim Support among many more.

Futher information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

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Tuesday 16th April 2019

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

Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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