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Domestic Abuse Summit 2015


On April 22nd 2015 Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner, Alan Charles, in partnership with the national criminal justice network NoOffence! held a summit to discuss domestic abuse in Derbyshire.


The ‘Is Prevention Better than Cure’ event, was held in Chesterfield and brought together leading figures from charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to address a series of domestic violence issues including lack of confidence among victims to report their experiences.

The aim of the conference was to identify new approaches to protecting vulnerable people from abusive relationships - before they suffer physical or psychological harm.

Delegates heard that specialist training was critical to helping professionals within the education, criminal justice and health arenas to identify those most at risk so they could be signposted to the most effective support. Professionals in this area also highlighted a need to have more collaborative work between agencies responding to the problem to make the best use out of resources and deliver a consistently high service to survivors across Derbyshire.

Please find below a table containing the list of speakers who presented at the conference along with a link to their presentation which can also be viewed once clicked on. In the accompanying literature section, also below, there is a range of documents from the event which can be accessed including the agenda.


Speakers Presentation

Sue Clifford

Chief Executive, NoOffence! CIC

No Offence

Dena Trossell

Strategic Head of Service, Derbyshire Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Service

Prevention better than cure?

Zoë Billingham

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)

Everyone’s Business: How are Forces Responding?

Professor Liz Kelly CBE

Director, Child & Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University

Changing violent men: Highlights from the mirabal project

Dr Emma Williamson

Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Domestic Violence, Health, and Mental Health:

Preliminary findings from the PROVIDE studies

Graham Goulden

Chief Inspector, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

Screaming to protect violence



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