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PRE-EVENT MATERIALS
From I don't know to In the Know in 15 mins. These 5 bite-size pre-recorded workshops will arm you with a good grounding of domestic abuse, how you can spot the signs and how you can start to make a difference. Please view as many of these videos as you can in advance of attending any of the sessions.
Managing Disclosure - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBENHoxzREM
What would you do if someone told you they were experiencing domestic abuse?
With experts from KIDAS partner Look Ahead.
Warning Signs - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSRTsAmc1oY
How to spot the nine common warning signs that domestic abuse is taking place.
With experts from KIDAS partner Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
What Can Your Business Do? - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9wswcg-A-U
Sometimes it seems like domestic abuse is someone else's business, but we can all do something to help create communities of action. Here's what you can do to make employees safe.
With experts from KIDAS partner Clarion Housing Group.
Why Do Victims of Abuse Stay in Relationships? - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiiBcbpVr7s
It's a question that is often asked of domestic abuse professionals - and the answer is really simple...
With experts from KIDAS partner Oasis Domestic Abuse Service.
Challenging Assumptions - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmaLenkyBCM
Who does domestic abuse affect? It's not always obvious, but it can be anybody and everybody.
With experts from KIDAS partners Look Ahead and Clarion Housing Group.
WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER
14.00-15.15 Event Launch with Keynote Speakers Kent County Council Cabinet Member, Nicole Jacobs, Jess Phillips MP and Rosie Duffield MP - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]

The Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales, Nicole Jacobs kick-starts the 16 days of events with an important introduction to domestic abuse, looking at the national picture, and why it needs to be everybody's business so that collectively we can eradicate abuse from our society. Kent County Council Cabinet Minister gives an address followed by Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding and MP for Birmingham Yardley Jess Phillips who joins the conversation, imparting her advice on how we can all help victims find safety and speak up against abuse. Rosie Duffield, Labour MP for Canterbury, Whitstable and the Villages adds her unique view as politician and survivor. Jess and Rosie will both be taking questions after their sessions.

Event Introduction by Michelle Reynolds | Chief Operating Officer | Clarion Housing Group
KIDAS overview by Deborah Cartwright | Chief Executive Officer | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
Nicole Jacobs | Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales | Arms Length Body of UK Government, Home Office
Kent County Council Cabinet Member. Name TBC
Jess Phillips MP | Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding | Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley
Rosie Duffield MP | Labour MP for Canterbury | Whitstable and the Villages

Closing remarks – Michelle Reynolds | Chief Operating Officer | Clarion Housing Group & Deborah Cartwright | Chief Executive Officer | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER
10.00-11.00 Introduction to Domestic Abuse followed by Q&A - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]

You don't need to be an expert to help combat domestic abuse. This live workshop (repeated three times throughout the day) will equip you with the what, why, where, who and how of domestic abuse, to quickly and easily increase your knowledge and understanding and how you can start to take action.
With experts from KIDAS partners Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, Look Ahead and Clarion Housing Group.

Speaker - Rebecca Swaine | Complex Needs IDVA | Look Ahead
Moderator – Tina Pearmine | Complex Needs IDVA | Look Ahead

14.00-15.00 Introduction to Domestic Abuse followed by Q&A

Speaker – Julie Grover | Project Manager, North Kent DA Services | Clarion Housing Group
Moderators – Nicola Baker-Jones | Support Officer | Clarion Housing Group
Mel Goodban | Team Leader | Clarion Housing Group

19.00-20.00 Introduction to Domestic Abuse followed by Q&A

Speaker – Tina Alexander | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
Moderator – David Naylor | Contract Account Manager | Victim Support

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER
10.00-10.30 Remembered Forever: Survivors - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]

In 2016 Luke and Ryan Hart's mother Claire and sibling Charlotte were murdered by their father. They now campaign on behalf of their mum and sister - sharing their experiences of living with a perpetrator and advocating for an increased understanding of the complexities around domestic abuse.

This powerful keynote promises to give an inspiring and educational insight into the very real and life-impacting effect domestic abuse can have on families, as told by those who have experienced it directly.

Luke Hart | CoCo Awareness

10.30-11.00

Q&A moderated by David Naylor | Contract Account Manager, Victim Support

14.00-15.00 Who Does Domestic Abuse Affect?  Q & A Panel - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 2]

There is a preconceived idea about who a victim of domestic abuse is and what they look like, but domestic abuse can affect anyone.  5 experts in the fields of LGBT, BAMER, Male Victims, Elder Abuse and Disability have pre-recorded videos to talk about how the experiences and tactics of abuse are affected by our identity.  This live Q&A panel from the same experts opens up the floor to think about these intersect and how we should respond.

Moderator:
Modupeola Olutunfese | Domestic Abuse Lead | Look Ahead
Panel:
David Naylor | Contract Account Manager | Victim Support (speaking on behalf of Jessica Rees | Wales Hate Crime Manager | Victim Support)
Meena Kumari| Founder & Director | H.O.P.E  Training
Marilyn Selwood | Service Associate | Mankind Initiative
Amy McLeod | Head of Safeguarding & HR Compliance| Age UK
Professor Michelle McCarthy | Reader in Learning Disabilities | Tizard Centre, University of Kent

Once signed up for this session you will receive the links for the 5 pre-recorded videos from our panel.  We strongly recommend you watch these videos before attending the Q&A panel session.  Videos will be available early November.

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER
10.00-10.30 Coercion & Control - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 2]

In 2015, England and Wales became the first nations in the world to criminalise controlling behaviour within relationships. But what is coercion and control? How do you spot it and what's the law?

Rebecca Swaine, Complex Needs IDVA at Look Ahead, a KIDAS partner, talks live about this complex form of domestic abuse, offering expert advice to help you increase your own knowledge and understanding. Rebecca will then be joined by a panel of Independent Domestic Violence Advisors from across the Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (KIDAS) for a Q&A session.

Rebecca Swaine | Complex Needs IDVA | Look Ahead

10.30-11.00 Q&A | Ask an IDVA - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 2]

Moderator:
Tina Pearmine | Complex Needs IDVA | Look Ahead

Panel:
Rebecca Swaine | Look Ahead
Chermal Williams | Clarion Housing Group
Bridget Moore | MARAC Team Leader and Access Specialist | Oasis Domestic Abuse Services

14.00-14.30 Dynamic Safety Planning - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 2]

Everyone who experiences domestic abuse has their own safety plan but how do professionals understand the priorities and risks in order to help them enhance that plan? A live workshop to help professionals working in the social sector to advance their safety planning. Includes a Q&A session where you can pose your questions.

Tina Alexander | Adult Services Manager | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

14.30-15.00 Q&A moderated by Iona Hunter-Whitehouse | Senior Project Development Officer | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER
14.00-14.30 Children & Young People: The Often-Forgotten Victims of Domestic Abuse - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 2]

One in seven children and young people under the age of 18 will have lived with domestic violence at some point in their childhood. This live presentation given by Tina Pearmine, a Complex Needs Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) at KIDAS partner Look Ahead, dispels the myth that children, especially boys, who have witnessed domestic abuse will go on to be abusers themselves. The session will consider the impact and long-term effects of trauma on children and young people and outline the support and help available to children, young people and families.

Tina Pearmine | Complex Needs IDVA | Look Ahead

14.30-15.00 Q&A moderated by Caroline Woodcock | Neighbourhood Officer & Mel Goodban | Clarion Housing Group
WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER
14.00-14.30 Protection Against Stalking & Cyber Stalking - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 2]

Protection Against Stalking is a national charity working within communities to raise public awareness about stalking and support victims of stalking through providing specialist support services. Hear from Sue Dunn, Operations Director and Jan Berry Strategic Advisor for the charity as they explore the risks and tactics associated with stalking and how you can safely plan around them in your work.

Sue Dunn | Operations Director | Protection Against Stalking

Jan Berry | Strategic Advisor | Protection Against Stalking

14.30-15.00 Q&A moderated by Modupeola Olutunfese | Look Ahead
THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER
14.00-14.30 ‘Life Sentence’ A Certain Curtain Performance - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]

From the confines of prison, 'Penny' a young mother, tells of the horrifying sequence of events leading up to her life-sentence, but is anybody really listening…? This short sharp solo piece, based on real events, looks at the development of an abusive relationship and how ‘the system’ can let victims down.

Certain Curtain Theatre Company have been at the forefront of the use of theatre and drama within the field of domestic violence since 1995. For Domestic Abuse: It's Everybody's Business they perform this thought-provoking piece.

“I cried and had goosebumps, thank you”
“This is the type of education that is universal to all parties”
'Amazing! Very hard hitting, revealing and real'
'An inspiring, touching emotive performance that touched the heart of a domestic abuse survivor'

14.30-15.00

Q&A panel session moderated by Karen Maidment & Sarah Carnell | Clarion Housing Group

Panel:
Claire Moore | Actor and Director | Certain Curtain Theatre
John Woudberg | Writer and Director | Certain Curtain Theatre

FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER
14.00-14.30 Creating Psychologically Informed Environments - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 3]

A psychologically informed approach can reflect and pull on many different psychological theories and approaches and is potentially a powerful approach to supporting clients who have experienced high levels of trauma. Creating environments that help to alleviate the stressors felt by people with complex trauma, and processes that enable connecting the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour is a powerful tool for engagement and positive change. Deb Cartwright, CEO of KIDAS partner Oasis Domestic Abuse Service gives a live presentation on how you can create a Psychologically Informed Environment for your clients. Followed by a live Q&A.

This session is aimed at domestic abuse professionals.

Deb Cartwright | CEO | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

14.30-15.00 Q&A moderated by Iona Hunter-Whitehouse | Senior Project Development Officer | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
MONDAY 7 DECEMBER
14.00-14.30 Understanding Mutual & Situational Abuse - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 3]

What is the difference between intimate terrorism and mutual or situational abuse? And how does this change the way we approach and work with these clients? Tavistock Relationships share their expert knowledge in supporting couples, individuals, and families to reduce conflict safely.

This session is aimed at domestic abuse professionals.

Damian McCann | Head of Learning Development; Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer | Tavistock Relationships

14.30-15.00 Q&A moderated by Iona Hunter-Whitehouse | Senior Project Development Officer | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER
10.00-10.30 Challenging Perpetrator Behaviour - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 3]

1 in 4 perpetrators are repeat offenders. If we want long-term solutions to tackle domestic abuse, to reduce the number of victims, we must challenge perpetrators to stop. But how does this work?

A session aimed at domestic abuse professionals to enhance your professional development.

Luke Kendall | Practise Advisor | Drive

10.30-11.00 Q&A moderated by Iona Hunter-Whitehouse | Senior Project Development Officer | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
14.00-14.30 Phoenix: A Psychoeducational Groupwork Programme for Kent - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 3]

Take the chance to look inside the world of Phoenix - a psychoeducational group work programme that has been created for Kent. This programme was designed to be inclusive, we set aside heteronormative language and gender as well as the idea that domestic abuse only happens within romantic relationships.

During Phoenix you learn about the tactics that an abusive person will use, the warning signs and the honeymoon cycle, to start reinstating personal boundaries after abuse. This taster session led by Iona Hunter-Whitehouse, Senior Project Development Officer at KIDAS partner Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, will take you through some of the content - what a facilitator or participant in the group can expect.

A session aimed at domestic abuse professionals.

Moderator:
Aston Vicary | MARAC IDVA | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

Iona Hunter-Whitehouse | Senior Project Development Officer | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

14.30-15.00 Q&A moderated by Aston Vicary | MARAC IDVA | Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER
14.00-14.30 Challenging Police Decisions to get the Best Outcomes for Victims - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 3]

Centre for Women’s Justice is a legal charity whose focus is holding the state to account around the policing and prosecution of violence against women and girls. Nogah Ofer, Solicitor for the Centre will speak about the under-policing and minimising of domestic abuse by police officers, looking particularly at how CPS guidance is applied by the police and speaking about the campaign to include a new offence of “non-fatal strangulation” in the Domestic Abuse Bill currently going through Parliament. Followed by a live Q&A.

A session aimed at social sector professionals.

Nogah Ofer | Solicitor | Centre for Women's Justice

14.30-15.00 Q&A moderated by Modupeola Olutunfese | Look Ahead
THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER
10.00-10.30 Domestic Abuse in the Workplace: Effective Support for Employees - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 2]

Two million people experience domestic abuse every year. For people in work, this can have a huge impact on them, from decreased productivity, unplanned time off and being targeted at work. How can your business be fit and able to respond to domestic abuse? What does it have to do with you? This live presentation given by Alessia Bianco, Domestic Abuse Training Manager at Hestia and Paul Quinlan, Senior Manager at EY shares how you can put effective policies and training in place for your organisation, to support your employees, especially as more and more people are working from home.

Alessia Bianco | Domestic Abuse Training Manager | Hestia
Paul Quinlan | Senior Manager - Employee Relations | Talent | EY

10.30-11.00 Q&A moderated by David Naylor | Contract Account Manager | Victim Support & Leigh Joyce | Locality Business Manager (Southern Region) | Clarion Housing Group
14.00-15.00 Closing Event: How do we make it Everybody's Business? with Gemma Evans, Matthew Scott and Chris Hampson - [EXPERTISE LEVEL 1]

How do we bring people together to make domestic abuse truly everybody's business? As the 16 days of events come to a close, domestic abuse survivor Gemma Evans, and Matthew Scott, Kent and Medway Police and Crime Commissioner, discuss what should happen next. Gemma is now an inspirational speaker, guiding other women through their experiences as a coach. She will tell her story and share the steps that have taken her from victim to survivor and from surviving to thriving. As Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew sets policing priorities for the Kent and Medway, by consulting with the public through the Police and Crime Plan.

Introduction by Yvette Hazelden | Domestic Abuse Lead | Look Ahead
Gemma Evans | Domestic Abuse Ambassador
Q&A moderated by Yvette Hazelden | Domestic Abuse Lead | Look Ahead
Closing Remarks from Matthew Scott | Kent and Medway Police Crime Commissioner
Conference Close by Chris Hampson | Chief Executive | Look Ahead

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