POSTPONED: What works? Domestic abuse and the whole family: SafeLives conference 2020


After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone our upcoming conference on 24 March in London in response to the evolving nature of COVID-19.

The health and wellbeing of our delegates, speakers and colleagues is our primary concern and we have taken this decision as a prudent and precautionary step.

We will be rescheduling the conference for later this year and will be back in touch early next week with further details, including information on refunds.  

Thank you for your understanding.  We will be very sorry not to see you on the 24th and hope you’ll want to join us again later this year.

If you have any queries, please contact ella.harvey@safelives.org.uk


For 15 years, we have worked with partners to secure the most effective frontline responses to domestic abuse, keeping families safe sooner.


Join us in London 24th March as we bring together frontline domestic abuse professionals across the country to look to the future, sharing new practice and ideas and exploring the very best in multi-agency working to support all family members.

What works to end domestic abuse, for everyone, for good?

What are survivors of domestic abuse telling us? What does the latest research tell us? How are the most innovative practitioners and commissioners responding? And what's the combination of strong, effective, established practice and newer approaches that work to make a difference to the whole family? 

At SafeLives’ 15th anniversary practice conference, we’ll be discussing all this and more as part of our Whole Picture approach and celebrating great practice from around the country.


We are grateful to our sponsors NatWest for their support with this event. 

Key speakers 

We're delighted that key speakers for the conference include: 

  • Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales 
  • Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for England (Children and Families) 
  • Joshua Imuere, Chief Executive, Art Against Knives
  • Samantha Jury-Dada, Churchill Fellow 


Take part in practical workshops throughout the day alongside survivors, guest speakers and our trusted partners. You'll have the chance to hear about:

  • effective multi-agency working
  • innovative responses for people not reached by existing services
  • how to effectively challenge and change perpetrator behaviour 
  • generating the conversation to hear the voices of men and boys 
  • the importance of co-creation and a survivor led approach  
  • creating a culture of support and self-care, for yourself and others 

Find out more about our workshops

Event details 

Date: 24th March 2020


Statutory organisations: £160 - SOLD OUT
Charities with an annual income of over £1million: £140 - SOLD OUT
Charities with an annual income under £1million: £120 - SOLD OUT


Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre
108 Stamford Street

This venue is celebrated for its commitment to sustainability and reinvestment in the local area.


We have tried to ensure that all additional and accessibility needs can be catered for throughout the course of the conference. This includes wheelchair access and a hearing loop in the main conference room. Should you have any additional mobility, physical, mental or emotional health, learning or translation needs please do not hesitate to contact our event’s organiser at ella.harvey@safelives.org.uk


There will be teas, coffees and biscuits served throughout the day along with a buffet at lunch.

Contact us 

If you have any queries or questions, please contact Ella Harvey at ella.harvey@safelives.org.uk 

Our sponsors 

We are pleased that our practitioner conference is being sponsored by NatWest