Merseyside's Deputy Police Commissioner is today attending a multi-agency conference aimed at highlighting developments in tackling domestic abuse and safeguarding.
The Domestic Abuse Conference 2018, hosted by Morecrofts Solicitors, is taking place at The Suites Hotel, Knowsley and aims to educate and inform professionals who deal with or come across domestic abuse in their professional lives, about recent developments in the sector.
Deputy Police Commissioner, Cllr Emily Spurrell, is among those attending, alongside solicitors, social workers, NHS workers, charities, colleges, universities, housing associations and education workers.
In 2015, the Police Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, was among the panel of expert speakers at the conference which focussed on the 'ripple effect' of domestic abuse.
Speakers at this year's conference include:
Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM - Chief Constable of Merseyside Police will talk about current trends in domestic abuse being reported to the police, as well as challenges being faced and plans going forward for the force.
Dr Emma Katz - Dr Emma Katz researches the impacts of domestic violence and abuse on children and mother-child relationships. Her work explores coercive control, agency, resistance, recovery and mother-child mutual supportiveness in domestic abuse contexts.
Katie Walker - Katie is a survivor of Domestic Abuse and was in 2017 recognised at the Pride of Britain Awards for her outstanding success following her horrific experiences. She is in the process of setting up an new organisation to assist others in leaving, and staying away from abusive relationships.
Plan of the day (times estimated)
9.30am – Arrival – light breakfast will be served
10.00am – Conference begins
12.00pm – Lunch
2.30pm – Short coffee break
4.30pm – Conference close
For more information or to book a ticket, please email Ami-lee Price at [email protected]