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FREE seminar: Responding to the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill

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Date(s) - 07 Mar 2018
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Location AVA The Foundry, 17 Oval Way London London SE11 5RR United Kingdom


The Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill is an opportunity to improve the identification and responses to domestic violence. The Government’s consultation on the Bill will open soon. 

This seminar is part of our Ascent work, which is funded by London Councils. It is free and open to people from organisations providing services to those affected by domestic and sexual violence in London. There are a limited number of spaces at the seminar. Places will be allocated according to funding priorities and it is unlikely that we will be able to offer a place to more than one person from the same organisation.

Speakers at the seminar will include government experts and voluntary sector leaders. They will discuss the potential impact of the Bill on the provision of social and healthcare services, on the VAWG sector and what the Bill and the appointment of a Domestic Violence Commissioner could mean for survivors. Confirmed speakers are Sian Hawkins from Women’s Aid, Claire Waxman the London Victims’ Commissioner, Jean King from the Department of Health and Social Care and Pip Williams will give a survivor’s perspective.

The seminar will enable delegates to:

  • understand the contents of the DV and Abuse Bill, its background and aims
  • gain knowledge about the implications of the Bill for their organisations and clients
  • understand the responses of leading organisations to the Bill
  • consider how their organisations will feed into the consultation on the Bill.

Applications to attend this seminar have now closed. If you have applied, we will contact you by the 27 February 2018 to tell you if your application for a place at the seminar has been successful.

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