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Identifying and Supporting people who are experiencing Domestic Violence & Abuse: Improving Practice during Covid-19

This Conference is now Closed

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Find out more about virtual attendance

Since Covid-19 and lockdown MARAC referrals are up 35%, we have seen a marked increase in adolescent to parent violence, referrals to support helplines are up 60% and alcohol sales increased by 600% in lockdown. We are all living in a pressure cooker

Kenny Gibson 21st September

Contacts to the national domestic abuse helpline run by the charity Refuge were 49% higher in the week prior to 15 April than the average prior to the pandemic. On 6 April, traffic to the helpline website increased by 700% compared to the previous day.

Home Office Select Committee Report 2020

This virtual conference focuses on identifying and supporting people who are experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse

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 during Covid-19
  • 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 implications of the upcoming Domestic Abuse Bill 2020
  • Learn from outstanding practice in identifying people experiencing 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
  • Develop effective strategies for working with families experiencing child to parent abuse 
  • Create high quality partnership working within MARACs
  • Develop your skills in supporting victims of domestic abuse including children who have witnessed domestic abuse
  • Understand how you can improve information sharing around domestic abuse 
  • 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

Speakers Include:

Mr Kenny Gibson

Head of Safeguarding
NHS England and NHS Improvement

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience 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 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 o 
  • 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 exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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