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Identifying and Supporting people who are experiencing Domestic Violence & Abuse: Improving Practice in Health Services

Monday 3 Feb 2020

West One De Vere Conference Centre, London

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This conference on identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse and violence will focus on improving the response in health services.

Through national developments and case studies the conference will provide a practical guide to ensuring people experiencing domestic abuse are identified and supported at an early stage, and will support you to establish comprehensive health practice in relation to domestic abuse. The conference will also update delegates on the Domestic Abuse Bill published by parliament on 21st January 2019, the Bill has its second reading in Parliament on 2nd October 2019.

"Domestic abuse costs the health services £2,333 million every year and every practitioner in the health system will already be treating patients who are experiencing abuse.”..."Domestic abuse is a crime affecting over two million adults in the UK each year, 1.3 million female victims and 695,000 male victims. At the time they start school, at least one child in every classroom will have lived with domestic abuse since they were born.”

Safelives 2019

“Domestic abuse has devastating health impacts, affecting both the physical and mental health of survivors and their children.”

IRIS 2019

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the recognition and response to domestic violence 
  • Establish comprehensive health practice in relation to domestic abuse
  • Reflect on the challenges within the clinical setting and what it takes to implement best practice 
  • Update your knowledge on national developments and learning including the practical implication of the changes proposed by the Domestic Abuse Bill
  • Learn from outstanding practice in identifying victims of domestic abuse
  • Implement effective first response procedures and practice
  • Develop effective practice on how to ask about abuse, respond to disclosures from patients, refer and signpost victims of domestic abuse and share best practice approaches of responding to domestic abuse 
  • Understand and develop the role of the IDVA in hospital 
  • Create high quality partnership working within MARACs 
  • Develop your skills in supporting victims of domestic abuse including older people and children who have witnessed domestic abuse
  • Understand how you can improve information sharing around domestic abuse in line with the new Domestic Abuse Bill
  • Identify key strategies to enable you to transform your response to Domestic Abuse 
  • Set up effective community led response to Domestic Abuse including working with GPs 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

Ms Miranda Pio

Programme Manager for Health Pathfinder and Policy Lead
Standing Together Against Domestic Violence

Dr Beena Rajkumar

Co-Chair, Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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