2017 SWA Conference: [Un]Trapped: Changing Our Understanding of Domestic Abuse

This year the annual SWA conference will provide an informative, challenging and reflective space for practitioners to think about their own understanding of coercive control and their responses to it.

Using the Bill to criminalise coercive control which is currently moving through parliament as a focal point for discussions, the aim of the conference is to raise awareness of the notion of coercive control and of the implications of it for individual practitioners’ responses to those affected AND for the systems within which they work.  The conference will include a dramatic performance, key-note speeches, practitioner reflection and facilitated discussions.

Dramatic performance: Naomi Breeze

Keynote speakers: Solicitor General Alison di Rollo QC & Detective Chief Superintendent Lesley Boal (Police Scotland)  

Practitioner reflection: Margaret Main (SCRA), Vered Hopkins (Dundee City Council) and Linda Rogers (Edinburgh Women’s Aid)

Further details to follow.

(promotional photo credit Laura Dodsworth)

Event typeConference
Date01/12/2017
Time10am - 4pm (coffee & registration at 9:45
VenueCOSLA (Caledonian Suite), Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH
CostStatutory £130; Voluntary £100
Places135

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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline on 0800 027 1234

Facts & Figures

In 81% of cases of domestic abuse there is a female victim and male perpetrator (SCS 2012)

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