Domestic Violence Research and Policy Forum #dvf12
25 Jun 2012
Westminster Studio, 10 Greycoat Place, London SW1P 1SB

Headline Speakers

Taking Action - The New Chapter updates the previous Call to End Violence to Women and Girls action plan published in March 2011. It contains 100 actions to tackle violence against women in the areas of prevention; provision of services and partnership working, as well as justice outcomes and reducing the risk to victims.

During this conference feedback and experience will be on the consultation topics of:

  • whether the current cross-government definition of domestic violence is working and should remain;
  • whether 'coercive control' should be reflected in the definition;
  • whether the definition of domestic violence should include younger victims below 18 years of age.

The conference will support the sharing of effective multi-agency response to domestic violence. We will share successes and highlight areas that still need to be addressed.

Programme
10:00
Nicki Norman, Deputy Chief Executive, Women's Aid
Welcome and opening of forum debate by Chair

10:15
Laura Richards, Criminal Behavioural Analyst
DASH Risk Identification, Assessment and Management

10:35
Chief Constable Carmel Napier,
Breaking the Cycle – improving services together for victims and perpetrators at reduced cost

11:00
Panel discussion with questions from on-line viewers and delegates on-site Session 1
11:30
Break
12:00
Davina James-Hanman Director, AVA
The good, the bad and the ugly: VAWG Strategy Response

12:15
Joanna Spicer, Chairman, Suffolk Police Authority
Best practice of VAWG initiatives in Suffolk

12:30
Professor Louise Howard, Kings College London
Domestic Violence and Mental Health

12:45
Jo Todd, Chief Executive Officer, Respect
Men: perpetrators, victims, champions

13:00
Panel discussion: Root cause and effective response
13:10
Break
14:10
Gary Fitzgerald, Action on Elder Abuse
Working to end elder abuse

14:25
Marie Horner, Youth Leadership Coordinator, Tender
Working with young people to end abuse

14:40
Men are victims too
Mark Brooks, Chairman, Mankind;
Ian McNicholl, Honorary Patron, Mankind

14:55
Panel discussion: reaching out to all victims
15:10
Break
15:40
Robert Buckland MP
From hope to reality – the Stalking Reform Campaign

15:55
Frank Mullane, Director, Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA)
Meaningful, wide angle lens Domestic Homicide Reviews

16:10
Sally Jackson, Standing Together
Multi-agency response and partnership

16:25
Panel discussion: multi-agency and media initiatives -
Katie Williams, Campaigns and Partnerships, Mumsnet, joins:
Robert Buckland MP;
Frank Mullane, Director, AAFDA;
Sally Jackson, Standing Together

16:40
End of broadcast