The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 was a landmark piece of legislation that provided a legal definition for domestic violence. It placed binding duties on local authorities to support survivors and emphasised the importance of multi-agency partnerships for holistic provision. With lockdown shining a light on the prevalence of those living with abuse, it is crucial that support services do not lose momentum in their vital work in intercepting and preventing abuse.

  • The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that 2.4 million adults experienced domestic abuse in 2022
  • Research commissioned by the Vision Foundation has found that disabled people are three times more likely to experience abuse
  • Last year SafeLives delivered domestic abuse training to 14,000 frontline practitioners including 9,600 police officers

Join us at The Domestic Abuse Conference 2023: Improving Protection and Providing Support to hear the latest guidance from senior experts and leading practitioners in tackling domestic abuse. High-level keynotes will provide national updates and guidance on support provision, followed by case studies from a range of organisations across the public and voluntary sectors. Best practice will be shared demonstrating working with perpetrators, building multi-agency partnerships, and creating bespoke victim care. Share your learning throughout the day and gain the opportunity to network with partners across the domestic abuse sector.

Why Attend:

High-level keynotes from leading experts across the sector

Best practice in multi-agency working to support survivors of abuse, including those from ethnic minority groups and disabled survivors

Networking with senior colleagues across the voluntary sector, housing, local authorities, and police

8 CPD points towards your yearly quota



This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

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For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Welcome Address

    Dr Stephen Burrell, Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Sociology, University of Durham (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: National Trends and Government Insight on Domestic Abuse and Violence

    • Inspection findings of work and progress by the Probation Service to reduce the incidence of domestic abuse and protect victims:
    • Sentence management and intervention delivery
    • Supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse
    • Examples of effective practice from the Probation Service in partnership with other organisations
    • Improving coordination across the whole system of service provision through innovative information-sharing techniques

    Noreen Wallace, HM Inspector – Lead for Domestic Abuse, HM Inspectorate of Probation (CONFIRMED)

  • Lived Experience: Engaging with Survivors to Understand their Experiences and Improve Services

    • Sharing experiences of domestic abuse support services: what was useful and what needs improving?
    • Advice for reaching out to survivors of abuse and encouraging them to engage with services
    • Recommendations for improving intersectional and personalised care through co-production to support long-term recovery

    Shana Begum, Expert by Experience and Domestic Abuse Prevention Officer, St Helen’s Borough Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Working Collaboratively to Deliver Holistic Victim Safety and Support

    • Guidance for developing a shared VAWG strategy with embedded accountability and performance monitoring
    • Best practice in adopting a joined-up approach to providing support and implementing systemic change
    • Working with local partners to deliver preventative work in faith communities and schools
    • The Survivors Forum: insights into establishing multi-agency strategies of empowerment and support

    Kavitha Ramakrishnan, VAWG and Vulnerabilities Lead. Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames (CONFIRMED)

    Sarah Clay, Founder and CEO, Voices of Hope (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Delivering a Proactive Police Response to Incidents of Abuse

    • Lessons from the Rapid Video Response Model: guidance for utilising digital technologies to improve victim safety and satisfaction
    • Advice for sensitively using the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme to protect and prevent future possible harm
    • Recommendations for identifying opportunities to adapt and utilise new technology to better support victims of abuse

    Zoe Traynor, Detective Inspector – Domestic Abuse Hub, Kent Police (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Providing Safe Accommodation to Survivors of Abuse and Ensuring Long-Term Security

    • Operational tips for ensuring that reports of domestic violence are intervened quickly and sensitively
    • Building partnerships with local agencies to create a robust network around a family facing abuse and create a unified safeguarding plan
    • Supporting survivors with practical assistance by managing universal credit claims and signposting financial help services
    • Guidance for delivering resident support programmes to develop a survivor’s awareness of domestic abuse and rebuild their confidence

    Elizabeth Rowland, Head of Partnership, Insight & Performance, Octavia (CONFIRMED)

  • Question and Answers 

  • Lunch Break

  • Keynote: A Whole Picture Approach to Tackling Domestic Abuse and Supporting Survivors

    • Tools for identifying opportunities to utilise data to monitor and protect victims from risks of abuse
    • Insights into common organisational challenges and overcoming key barriers to service provision
    • Championing the voice of lived experience and tips for co-creating solutions with survivors
    • Strategies for multi-agency working and best practice in collaborating with local partners

    Nikki Kelly, Head of Practice, SafeLives (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Challenging Perpetrators’ Behaviour to Intervene Early and Prevent Abuse from Escalating

    • Behavioural insights and inclusive language tools for maximising engagement with perpetrator programmes
    • Creating working de-escalation agreements and risk self-assessments with perpetrators to create effective accountability
    • Strategies for tailoring services for minority groups to ensure successful completion of early intervention pathways
    • Utilising multi-agency partnerships to share information and deliver a holistic safeguarding plan around both victim and perpetrator
    • Taking a whole-family approach to reconciliation by sensitively managing the needs of both partners in a relationship

    Michelle Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Talk, Listen, Change (CONFIRMED)

  • Question and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Working Together to Tackle Domestic Abuse and Support Survivors

    This breakout networking session provides the opportunity to discuss your experiences of multi-agency working to support survivors and tackle domestic violence. Explore your common challenges and solutions whilst networking with colleagues from a range of organisations.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Developing a Community Based Recovery Service for Children Affected by Domestic Abuse 

    • Sharing insights on influencing government policy to recognise children as victims of domestic violence
    • Tips for developing a joined-up and community-based recovery service with partner organisations
    • Maintaining child and parental engagement with support services through recruiting specialist staff

    Sally Noden, Children Service Manager, Action for Children (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Supporting Older Survivors of Domestic Abuse: Raising Awareness to Tackle Abuse in Later Life

    • Statistics on domestic homicides in later life: shining a light on older victims in data & research
    • Identifying and addressing the specific challenges for older women facing abuse: a timeline
    • Tips for applying an intersectional lens to meet the needs of survivors with multiple disadvantages
    • Sharing resources to better support older victims of abuse
    • Call to action: creating positive steps to move forwards

    Carrie Bower, Safeguarding Manager & Domestic Abuse Lead, Age UK (CONFIRMED)

  • Question and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work with survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the Public Sector
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Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

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  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

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  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

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For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

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  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £379.00+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £649.00+VAT

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