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The MSCB and CSF Joint Conference, Behind Closed Doors: Working the Complexities of Domestic Abuse included over 140 attendees from a range of multi-agency backgrounds, including health, that is, the Clinical Commissioning Group, Central London Community Health Care, Public Health, education, youth inclusion, children’s social care, safeguarding adults, mental health, probation, the metropolitan Police Service, and voluntary organisations.
The event featured a Keynote Address from Jo Keogh MBE. Jo has been committed to supporting the victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse for over 15 years. She was awarded an MBE in 2013 and the Commissioners Commendation for the Domestic Abuse Achievement awards in 2014. Jo’s address focused on coercive control and the need for services to be sensitive to the experiences of victims who should be recognised as survivors. Jo’s presentation came alive with the contribution of Victoria, who is a survivor of domestic abuse. Victoria bravely shared her story with the conference and explained the need to balance compassion with a robust approach to working with both victims and perpetrators. She highlighted the need to build trust, and for practitioners to understand the level of control exerted by perpetrators and the level of fear and trauma experienced by survivors and to be professionally curious and ask the difficult questions.
The conference also featured six workshops by professionals and services which work with families in the Merton area.
The Conference was concluded with a Dramatic presentation by AlterEgo Creative Solutions. The drama, entitled Behind Closed Doors, helped practitioners to understand
Some of the comments from the conference state that:
We have included some of the presentations for practitioners and partners
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This page was last updated on Friday 3 March 2017