Events and Conferences

Current events:

Safe Young Lives: National Practice Development Day, November 8th 2018, Leeds 

This year, we have made some changes to our national conference. We wanted to focus on children and young people, providing practical & hands-on activities to ensure it’s as useful and informative as possible.

We know that at the time they start school at least one child in every classroom across the country will have lived with domestic abuse since the day they were born. They will have known nothing else, yet over 40% are not known to children's services. Join us at our Leeds event to explore how we can improve the response for victims, children and whole families experiencing domestic abuse.  Take part in a national security style exercise created alongside survivors where a young person is at risk and explore new solutions to help make them safe and engage with experts in the field. 

We're pleased to announce our exciting line up of speakers for the day including:

  • Suzanne Jacob OBE, Chief Executive of SafeLives
  • Helen Bonnick, social worker and expert on adolescent to parent abuse. Author of the blog 'Holes in the Wall'
  • Chris Mullane, Grants Development Manager at Buttle Trust, offering up to £2000 grants for children and young people suffering from the emotional harm caused by domestic abuse
  • SafeLives Pioneers (experts by lived experience of domestic abuse)
  • David Challen, campaigner fighting for the appeal and release of his mother, Sally Challen
  • Representation from Public Health Wales on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to be confirmed

If you work in a domestic abuse service, mental health, education, children's social care, substance misuse, health or any profession where you are supporting children and young people impacted by domestic abuse - this is an event for you. 

For more details and to secure your place check out the Eventbrite here


Past events:

Despite the standard images used by the media, there is no ‘typical’ family. And there is no ‘typical’ victim of domestic abuse.

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