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Collateral damage - children as tools for abuse and as witnesses of coercive control

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Monday 3 October 2022 9.30 am – 1.30 pm

The implementation of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 has the potential to make seismic changes in the way in which we deal with domestic abuse but much will depend on how we use the statutory tools and guidance. This conference will examine how children can be protected against becoming ‘collateral damage’ and how professionals can accurately recognise and describe the range of harms which children may experience. Delegates will learn how the new legislation and contemporary research will impact their practice and how to build this into reports for the court.

Chair and Keynote Speaker: Nicole Jacobs – first designated Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales

The other highly experienced presenters include

  • Professor Rosemary Hunter, Kent Law School
  • Dr Emma Katz, Liverpool Hope University
  • Family Justice Young People's Board
  • Anna Mitchell.  Safe and Together Institute
  • Assistant Commissioner Louisa Rolfe OBE. Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the lead for domestic abuse with the National Police Chiefs Council
  • Spencer Hird, Cafcass Assistant Director and Gentian Dyer, Cafcass service manager for the Pathfinder pilot


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