The Voice of the Child: New developments in contact & domestic violence
Weds March 22nd 2006 – 10am – 4.15pm
B.T. Conference Centre, Newgate Street, London
What are young adults’ views on court ordered contact? What new arrangements are available for managing cases?
The programme offers practitioners up to date information on developments, resources and facilities for managing cases of domestic violence, focusing on the welfare of the child.
The conference will present new theory and practice in the plenaries – from speakers who are leaders in their field.
Workshops will explore innovative projects and new ways of working led by experienced practitioners.
Launch of new DVD and pack
Young people want help in recognising controlling or violent relationships. Highlighting teenage dating violence, this stunning DVD is written and acted by young people at Surrey Youth Development Service.
Registration: 9.30-10.00 am
Conference: 10.00 am – 4.15 pm
Chair: Hilton Dawson, CEO of Shaftesbury Homes
• Anthony Douglas, Chief Executive, CAFCASS
• ‘The Current Situation,’ Davina James-Hanman, Greater London Domestic Violence Project
• ‘Integrated courts & the implementation of the Domestic Violence Bill,’ District Judge Barry Cole
• ‘Where is The Love?’ the launch of Young Voice’s new date violence DVD
• ‘Young adults’ views on court ordered contact.’ Dr Ann Buchanan, Centre for Research into Parenting & Children, University of Oxford
• ‘New Thoughts on Contact,’ Dr Bren Neale, Centre for Kinship & Childhood, University of Leeds
• How to use CAFCASS’ Domestic Violence Toolkit
• ‘Legislative Developments,’ Margaret Wilson, Justice of the Peace and Trustee of Children Law UK
• ‘The Safe Contact Project,’ Chris Newman, Domestic Violence Intervention Project
• Cultural Sensitivities
• ILEX Accreditation
• Social Worker CPD Points Applicable
• Approved Law Society Training Provider
• Law Society 5 Hours CPD
• Approved Bar Council Training Provider
• Bar Council CPD points pending
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