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Diana Barran

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Diana Barran is our founder and former chief executive. She established Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (Caada) – now SafeLives - in 2005 and left the organisation in 2017.

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A taster for Wednesday….

On Wednesday we are holding our annual national conference with the theme of ‘Getting Right First Time.’ We will be looking at different ways to respond sooner to victims, children and perpetrators. Our keynote speaker in the morning with be Dr Eamon McCrory from UCL who will talk about the impact of domestic abuse on the brain development of young children. In case you want a bit more information about this – and the wider impact on the health of adults.

Piecing together the evidence - 2

This content originally appeared on Diana Barran's blog in February 2015 and reflected her views at the time. Caada is the previous name of SafeLives.

Last month I noted the evidence from some recent DHRs which showed the high percentage of women murdered by their partners who were still in a relationship. This was reconfirmed by the evidence from the Femicide Census published last week which reflects the tireless work of Karen Ingala Smith on this subject.

Piecing together the evidence

This content originally appeared on Diana Barran's blog in January 2015 and reflected her views at the time. Caada is the previous name of SafeLives.

One of the questions that goes round and round is why the overall rate of domestic homicide has not budged really over the past 10 or 20 years despite the efforts of so many people locally and nationally to improve services for victims of domestic abuse. I was struck by two things this week which might hold a clue.