Dates and times

From: 6 Feb 2017 - 10:30am
To: 7 Feb 2017 - 4:00pm
Violence Against Women Logo

Violence against women causes physical, sexual, reproductive and mental ill health, but is violence against women sufficiently addressed by mainstream healthcare provision? 

Women are more likely to speak to health professionals about their experiences than to report violence directly to the police. This should place public health policy makers and practitioners at the forefront of an integrated approach to combating violence against women. What can be done to ensure that this happens in practice, and how can we improve the healthcare services that seek to address violence against women? 

With a keynote presentation from Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, this cross-sector, residential conference in Windsor Great Park will explore the multi-dimensional public health implications of gender-based violence.

Speakers

  • Mary Agnew, Assistant Director for Standards and Ethics, General Medical Council
  • Dame Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner, Northumbria and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Inspector Allen Davis, Partnership Team, SOECA Command, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Dr Neera Dholakia, Lead GP for Safeguarding Children and Clinical Lead for Mental Health, West London CCG
  • Professor Marianne Hester, Chair in Gender, Violence & International Policy, University of Bristol
  • Professor Liz Kelly CBE, Director of the Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University
  • Dr Edward Mullins, Editor-in-Chief, Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2014, Speciality Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Polly Neate, CEO, Women's Aid
  • Reverend Ruth Scott, facilitator and mediator

Key questions

This conference aims to provide a safe forum for public health directors, NHS representatives, policy makers, think tanks, charities and service users to come together to ask:

  • Why are rates of violence against women in the UK one third higher than the EU average?
  • How can undergraduate and postgraduate health workers be effectively taught about violence against women so they will consider it and act upon it as a determinant of health?
  • What cultural barriers can prevent rapid services being offered to victims? 
  • How can the health needs of female asylum seekers be best addressed?  
  • With only 16% of reported sexual and domestic violence in the UK being perpetrated by a stranger, how can health professionals best address gender based violence within relationships and family units?   

"Violence against women is prevalent at levels which make any ideals of ours as a civilised society difficult to reconcile with the reality. This violence impacts on the mental and physical health of women and also their children. In England, violence against women must be considered as a determinant of health by those planning and delivering healthcare." - Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England 

Briefing documents

The Cumberland Lodge Briefing commissioned ahead of this conference is available here in pdf, with cross-sector, cross-disciplinary research into the key issues we will be addressing. The report is by Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, a freelance Research Associate for Cumberland Lodge.

Bursaries

We offer a limited number of student bursaries to help students with limited financial circumstances take part in our conferences. Each bursary covers attendance at the conference, accommodation in a shared-occupancy bedroom and all meals for the duration of the event. Please note that travel costs are not covered. Applications are considered on their individual merit, and applicants generally hear within two weeks of submission. 

Registration

Standard Residential Delegate: £205                                                            

Attendance at all conference sessions, single occupancy accommodation for the night of Monday 6 February and all meals for the duration of the conference

Student Residential Delegate: £85                                                                  

Attendance at all conference sessions, shared occupancy accommodation for the night of Monday 6 February and all meals for the duration of the conference

Extended Standard Residential Delegate: £295                                        

Attendance at all conference sessions, single occupancy accommodation for the nights of Sunday 5 and Monday 6 February and all meals for the duration of the conference

Extended Student Residential Delegate: £130                                            

Attendance at all conference sessions, single occupancy accommodation for the nights of Sunday 5 and Monday 6 February and all meals for the duration of the conference

 

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