Controlling and coercive behaviour: Exploring the new law on domestic abuse...
This is the second of 2 linked events hosted at Salford University, which will explore the new law which makes controlling and coercive behaviour in intimate and family relationships a criminal offence. This event runs from 4 to 6pm, and follows on from an event which will run from 2.30 to 4pm in the same venue.
Participants can attend one or both events. Please register for both events if you wish to attend both of them.
The first event will focus on the voices of survivors of domestic abuse.
This follow on event will explore the ways in which the criminal offence of 'controlling and coercive behaviour' in an intimate or family relationship can be used in practice to protect women from domestic abuse, and prosecute perpetrators.
This event is aimed at both survivors of domestic abuse, and staff in third sector organisations whose work involves provding support, information, or advocacy to women who are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse. Sian Hawkins, the Campaigns Manager at Women's Aid Federation England, will speak at this event. The event will be chaired by Maureen O'Hara, who will make a presentation about the legislation and its potential for improving criminal justice responses to domestic abuse.
Refreshments will be provided at the event.
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