09:30 - 10:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks and Opening Session

  • Exploring the seven standards for domestic abuse perpetrator interventions
  • Effective perpetrators programmes and exploring effective multi-agency approaches
Jo Silver

Jo Silver

Director of Practice, SafeLives

10:00 – 10:30

Keynote Address - The Latest Guidance, Policy and Funding Updates

  • The Domestic Abuse Commissioner and her powers
  • Recent progress in the DA response
  • The remaining gaps and challenges
  • Upcoming opportunities, a whole-systems response, and Commissioners priorities.
Live Q & A
10:20 - 10:30

Rhys Hart

Head of Policy, Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Office

10:30 – 10:50

Raising Awareness of Non-Fatal Strangulation (NFS) and Non-Fatal Suffocation

  • Understanding the legislation and maximising the impact of legislative change
  • Increasing awareness amongst professionals about the prevalence of NFS, providing appropriate training and reducing incidence of strangulation and suffocation
  • Reviewing services available to domestic abuse victims and establishing best practice for meeting victims and survivors needs
Live Q & A
10:40 – 10:50
Catherine W

Dr Catherine White OBE

Medical Director, Institute for Addressing Strangulation

10:50 – 11.20

Networking Break

Meet your colleagues and make new connections on our virtual platform

11:20 – 11:40

Transforming the NHS Response to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

  • Update on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Programme
  • NHS’s role in improving early intervention, prevention and addressing related access and health inequality issues.
Live Q & A
11:30 – 11:40

Catherine Hinwood

Senior Lead Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Programme, NHS England

11:40 – 12:00

Supporting Children and Young Victims of Domestic Abuse

  • Improving multi-agency working to better support children victims of domestic abuse
  • Listening to children and young people’s voices on the impact of the support they receive
Live Q & A
11:50 - 12:00

Abbie P

Children's Outreach Team Manager, South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (SWSDA)

12:00 – 12.25

Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse

  • Key findings from City Halls ground breaking research into child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse
  • Developing a ‘whole system’ response to CAPVA that enables early identification of the issues
  • Opportunities for lasting change in the area of CAPVA, and policy opportunities
Live Q & A
12:15 – 12:25

Caroline Dart

Senior Manager, London’s Violence Reduction Unit, London City Hall

12:25 – 13:05



13:05 - 13:25

Survivors Voice: Lived Experience - Luke Hart

Luke Hart

Founder, CoCoAwareness

13:25 – 13:50

A Whole-Family Approach to Intervene Early and Ensure Support for Families

  • Exploring the ‘Safe and Together’ model
  • Adopting cultural and systematic shifts in practice, including changing the language around working with survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • Taking a strengths-based approach in engaging whole families where domestic abuse is a factor
  • Identifying, mapping, and addressing perpetrator patterns of behaviour
Live Q & A
13:40 – 13:50

Laura Butterworth

Director of Early Help and Prevention, Waltham Forest Council

13:50 – 14:20

Panel Discussion - Ensuring Safe and Stable Accommodation for Victims of Domestic Abuse

  • Giving victims and survivors control over where they live
  • Understanding managed reciprocals and how they can benefit victims of domestic abuse
  • Housing rights of domestic abuse survivors
  • The law on joint tenancies and impact on victims of domestic abuse and the implications of the Supported Housing Bill

Louise Murphy

Partner and Head of Social Housing & Regeneration, MSB Solicitors

Barbara Crawford-Jones

Family Lawyer and Senior Associate , MSB Solicitors

Deborah Kabahinda

Project Coordinator Pan London Housing Reciprocal, Safer London

Judith Vickress

DAHA Programme Manager, Standing Together

14.20 – 14.30

Comfort break

14:30 – 15:00

Effective Approaches to Better Support Victims of Domestic Abuse in the Courts

  • Learnings from the family courts pilots aiming to improve information sharing between agencies such as the police, local authorities and the courts
  • Boosting the voice of children at every stage of the process, ensuring they are listened to and their views are taken into account when decisions are made about their futures
  • Putting emphasis on investigating and addressing allegations of domestic abuse and other harmful behaviours
  • Exploring the role and benefits of the Specialist Domestic Abuse Court (SDAC)
Live Q & A
14:50 - 15:00

Rhian Lewis

Head of Operations and Deputy CEO, Domestic Abuse Safety Unit (DASU) North Wales

Karen Senogles

Programme Manager – Criminal Justice & Courts, Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse (STADA)

HHJ Francis Sheridan

Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and, Honorary Recorder of Aylesbury

15:00 – 15:30

Bringing Perpetrators to Justice and Effective Offender Programmes

  • Identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse including victims of coercive control
  • Establishing effective MATAC and developing a robust multi-agency response to the perpetrators presenting the greatest risk
Live Q & A
15:20 - 15:30

Gareth Lee

Detective Chief Superintendent, Cheshire Constabulary

Denise Lloyd

MATAC Manager, Northumbria Police


Chair’s Closing Remarks

Jo Silver

Jo Silver

Director of Practice, SafeLives

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