If you or your family are in immediate danger don't be afraid to call the police on 999. Otherwise please contact Kent Police on the non-emergency telephone number 101 or visit your local police station to speak with an officer in confidence.

Alternatively, you can contact the freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge on 0808 2000 247 or the Mens' Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

Events

Listed below are all current public and/or professional events, including local conferences available.

Domestic Abuse: What Practitioners Need to Know About Working With Male Perpetrators

Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: University of Bedfordshire, Luton

Dermot Brady is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care at Kingston University London. Previously, he was Programme Manager for London Probation's Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme (IDAP), and was involved in the development of this programme since its pilot stages. He worked in Probation in various capacities for 20 years, and has run domestic abuse perpetrator programmes in the statutory and voluntary sector for over 10 years. He has been involved in the development of a number of programmes in the UK, including 'Caring Dads' and the 'Children's Group Treatment' programme.

In this seminar, Dermot will discuss men in social care contexts. He will explore the issues for practitioners when working with fathers, and provide some critical reflections on coordinated community responses to domestic abuse.

Places are limited so you will need to book by 6th June 2017. Local authority bookings must be made via your Learning and Development Department. For all other bookings, please contact the MRC Events Manager at University of Bedfordshire, Cara Senouni, Institute of Applied Social Research, Park Square, Luton LU1 3JU, mrc@beds.ac.uk.

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