Understanding Sexual Violence and Abuse: Causes, Consequences and Prevention

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Date: 10 November 2016
Venue: Watershed, Bristol
Time: 18:00 - 20:15

Sponsored by the University of the West of England (Social Science in the City), the Centre for Legal Research, Social Science Research Group and UWE's Sexual Violence Research Network.

This is the third 'Understanding Sexual Violence and Abuse'* event as part of an open discussion about sexual violence, exploitation and abuse, along with the various ways of responding to these problems. This event will feature short talks given by experts, with an extended period for questions and discussion.

The event is intended to promote dialogue and understanding on topics of importance to the community. Anyone is welcome to attend - from those working in the area, to those with no prior knowledge who are simply interested in the topics under discussion and want to know more.

Topics and Speakers

1. Circles of Support and Accountability

'The impact of Circles of Support and Accountability'

Dr Kieran McCartan, Dept. of Criminology, UWE

'Circles South West'

Jackie Citron, YPS Coordinator, Circles South West

2. Supporting victim and witnesses

'Lighthouse Victim and Witness Care: Findings from an evaluation'

Dr James Hoggett, Dept. of Criminology, UWE; Prof. Phil Rumney, Bristol Law School, UWE

Natalie Steadman, Head of Victim Care, Avon & Somerset Constabulary

3. Trafficking and sexual exploitation

The National Referral Mechanism Pilots: A Review Of the Training

Dr Jess Elliott, Bristol Law School, UWE

'Modern Slavery: The Hidden Crime'

Kate Garbers, Managing Director, Unseen

The event will involve:

- Short 10-15 minute talks by a range of experts

- An extended Q & A session following each talk

- A chance to meet local service providers, charities and outreach groups who work in the field of sexual violence and abuse Who should attend?

Why attend?

• To improve your understandings of sexual violence and abuse

• To improve your awareness of current responses

• To become more aware of the consequences of sexual violence and abuse for victims, offenders, families, communities, and wider society

• To become involved in prevention, public health and education strategies to address sexual violence and abuse.

In order to attend this event please register via this online form.

This is a FREE event. Light refreshments will be available. The event organisers are: Prof. Phil Rumney, Bristol Law School, UWE and Dr Kieran McCartan, Dept. of Criminology, UWE.

Visit UWE Bristol's Sexual Violence Research Network.

Cost: Free
Contact: Lauren Rees
E-mail: clr@uwe.ac.uk

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