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Lewisham Domestic Abuse and Violence Online Summit

Lewisham Domestic Abuse and Violence Online "Summit"

Thursday 9 December 10am - 2pm

The Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board, Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership and the Safer Lewisham Partnership Board, in consultation with the Lewisham Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Forum would like to invite all professionals working in Lewisham with children, young adults and adults to attend the Lewisham Domestic Abuse and Violence Summit.

Aim of the Summit

The overall aims of the event are to assess how well agencies are responding to the significant challenges posed in the Borough linked to this subject, formally launch the new Lewisham Domestic Abuse and Violence against Women and Girls Strategy 2021-26, and in doing so, help professionals to prevent domestic abuse and violence.

Summary

A common thread throughout the event will be to reflect on the impact of COVID-19, and how this public health crisis has further highlighted the risks being faced by domestic abuse and violence victims/ survivors.

The Summit has been planned to coincide with the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence which is a campaign that commences on the 25 November each year (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – also known as White Ribbon Day).

Objectives

  • By the end of the event delegates will have fully completed a self-assessment (sent pre-event) of their team/function or agencies effectiveness in responding effectively to VAWG, reducing harm, and preventing domestic abuse and violence.
  • By the end of the event delegates will have completed an initial action plan to address any gaps that have been identified, and establish ways in which they can help to more broadly address the strategic issues in the Borough.
  • By the end of the event delegates will also better understand and feel informed to help ‘change the narrative’ in Lewisham, so that all relevant agencies and professionals take a trauma informed approach and focus equally on:

     The Child - The Victim & The Perpetrator.

If you wish to register for this event please cut and paste this link into Google: Register

 

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