Voices 4 Victims – break the silence of Domestic Abuse

A stimulating conference covering all aspects of Domestic Abuse is being hosted at The Moat House, Stoke on Trent.

Target audience is ……YOU!

1:3 women are affected by domestic abuse. 1:6 men are affected by domestic abuse. 1:5 children live in homes witnessing domestic abuse. Over 75% of the population know someone who suffers domestic abuse. Please come along, improve your knowledge & awareness, seek personal help & advice, find out how you can help to make a difference.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear the latest research findings on stalking and harassment in a presentation from Worcester University Dr Holly Taylor Dunn.

Hear from David Lean a survivor of child sexual abuse, both now passionate advocates raising awareness to stop all forms of child sexual abuse.

A chance to hear SafeLives discussing “Cry for Health” report. with clear indications of the role health has to play in dealing with all aspects of domestic abuse. @SafeLives

You can hear from colleagues in the police with a presentation from Sue Arnold-Deputy PCC for Staffordshire Police with the role the police have for the victims affected.

Karma nirvana will explain so-called “Honour Violence”, representing the voices murdered in the name of “honour”.

Dr Richard Fawcett of 208 Liverpool Field Hospital, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Royal Stoke Hospital and member of Midlands Air Ambulance HEMS will be presenting on FGM- “An emergency department response”.

A representative from the BRECK foundation will tell you the story of Breck, who became a victim of online grooming. Giving advice on online safety.

Frank Mullane @AAFDA will share how he represents voices of the lost lives in homicide reviews when lives are taken by domestic abuse.

Sarah Wydall & Rebecca Zerk of Aberystwyth University will be presenting research on Abuse in the Elderly-
including; help-seeking behaviours, service responses, coercive control and harmful behaviours in later life

Other speakers are still waiting to be confirmed but will include personal stories of survival, abuse affecting the elderly, abuse and its effects on housing, child sexual abuse and we will have political views & support.

Also available on the day, networking opportunities with Women’s Aid, SafeLives, ARCH, Savannah, and other organisations determined to make a difference.

This event will be high energy, with a unique presentation style.

The cost is only £13.75 (plus 20% admin) per ticket, which simply covers your lunch and refreshment costs. Conferences like this are rare and can be expensive. The message of domestic abuse is essential. All speakers are giving their time free of charge- THANK YOU! The venue is being provided free of charge THANK YOU IT support is being supplied free of charge THANK YOU

If you can, please bring a shoe box gift for those people fleeing domestic abuse.

A”Me2You” gift should be a shoe box filled with toiletries, toothbrush, shampoo, creams, shaving equipment, sponge, tampons, shower gel, socks etc. (Suitable for men/women/children).

All gifts will be distributed to local refuge centres who support those leaving domestic abuse.

I encourage you to include a brief note/letter reassuring the recipient :

  • you believe them
  • they are not alone
  • they are not to blame.

I look forward to sharing this day with you all.