- Mak Chishty, North Area Commander, Metropolitan Police and Honour Based Violence Lead, Association of Chief Police Officers
- Anne-Marie Hutchinson, OBE Partner, Dawson Cornwell
Shaminder Ubhi, Chief Executive,Ashiana Network
Chair: Marai Larasi MBE, Director, Imkaan
Baroness Verma, House of Lords Spokesperson, Cabinet Office, Department for International Development, Equalities and Women’s Issues
- Louise Branch, Domestic Abuse Coordinator, North Somerset Council
- Jonathan Price, Policy and Communications Officer, NRPF Network
- Dr Sarah Creighton, Consultant Gynaecologist and Co-chair, Harmful Traditional Practices and Trafficking Sub-Group, UCL Hospitals Trust
- Faye Kamara, Strategic County Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Co-ordinator, Gloucestershire Public Protection Bureau
- Chaz Akoshile, Joint Head, Forced Marriage Unit
Aims & Objectives
A recent rise in reported cases of Honour Based Violence (HBV) and Forced Marriage (FM) emphasises the critical need to implement proactive specialist services which meet increasing levels of demand.
Capita’s National Tackling Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage Conference provides essential guidance on strengthening the multi-agency approach. Following the launch of the Government’s action plan in March, Call to End Violence against Women and Girls, there is a renewed focus on prevention and early intervention, effective training programmes and promoting information sharing amongst local agencies.
This unmissable event will be a vital opportunity for practitioners from across the public sector to share learning on joining-up services to combat issues of domestic abuse and improve child protection, safeguarding adults and human rights.
Influential policy-makers and frontline practitioners will address the key issues, including:
- Progress made since the implementation of the Forced Marriage Act (2007) and ACPO’s Strategy on Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage
- Updates on the No Recourse to Public Funds protocols
- Working in partnership to ensure confidentiality and appropriate referrals to safeguard victims
- Developing community engagement strategies and outreach programmes to get to the hardest-to-reach
Attend this event to gain the essential knowledge on prevention, investigation, prosecution and strengthening links with local partners. Ensure that your organisation is best equipped to meet your duty to protect and support vulnerable victims.
Benefits of Attending
- Hear directly from the Forced Marriage Unit about their plans to revise the statutory guidance which all public agencies must have in place to safeguard children and vulnerable adults
- Receive expert legal guidance on civil court procedures from one of the most experienced solicitors in this field
- Gain insight into ACPO’s strategy for improving investigation and evidence gathering techniques to bring perpetrators to justice
- Learn from community cohesion experts who provide tailored resettlement services to identify pathways back into the community
- Take away pioneering ways of engaging with schools in your area to raise awareness and scope the prevalence of emerging issues
- Consider new strategies which encourage communities to take responsibility and challenge HBV and FM
Easy ways to book
Download the brochure and booking form here. Fax your completed form to 0870 165 8989 or post to:
Capita Conferences Administration,
17-19 Rochester Row,
London SW1P 1LA
ENQUIRIES: 0870 400 1020