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20th Jun 2024 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Domestic Abuse Conference 2024

Hilton Liverpool City Centre

£80 (Members)
£80 (Non-members)

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By: Morecrofts Solicitors


This full day multi-agency conference, presented by Morecrofts Solicitors, will educate and motivate delegates as well as provide insight into a wide range professional practices and perspectives on domestic abuse.

The conference is a must-attend for professionals who encounter domestic abuse in their line of work, including police officers, NHS staff, social workers, lawyers, local government, educational institutions, and housing organisations.

The Domestic Abuse Conference offers a valuable opportunity for networking and building new connections, with light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments included in the ticket price.

Please note, this conference in in-person only, and will not be streamed online.

The Domestic Abuse Conference is supported by Torus Housing.

Speakers for this year’s conference include:

Kayleigh Archbold, DA Operations Manager and Jill Ellis, DA Team Leader – Torus Housing

Kayleigh started at Torus in November 2021 as Supported Housing team leader, working with the Safe2Speak team managing the Domestic Abuse Refuge. Since January 2023, she has been the Operations Manager for Supported Housing and Domestic Abuse, working with the Refuge as well as the IDVA and Outreach side of the service. Currently they are working with around 140 medium to high risk victims of domestic abuse each month. Gill represents Torus at the St Helens and Liverpool Domestic Abuse Partnership boards

Jill works for Torus as the Team Leader for the Domestic Abuse Housing Team. This is a new project offering bespoke housing related support and interventions to people experiencing domestic abuse across 11 different local authorities. A key focus for the service is working towards DAHA accreditation focusing on a number of areas including safety led case management, survivor led support and perpetrator accountability.

Dr Keri Nixon

Dr Keri Nixon is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist. She runs her private practice on the Wirral, where she treats a variety of mental health problems, including complex trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety. She uses a variety of treatments including EMDR. She also works as a consultant for police forces, the Home Office, and local authorities.

In addition, she completes medico-legal work for criminal, family, and immigration courts. Dr Nixon is often called on by the media to discuss criminal cases, mental health and domestic abuse.

Dr Ged Smith

Dr. Ged Smith is a Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer, working in NHS and various agencies for 30+ years, with many publications, honorary lectureships and presentations all over the world. His Doctorate was on challenging masculinity in therapy, and special interests include gender, power, self, and linguistic positioning in psychotherapy.

Emma Pickering, Senior Tech Abuse Manager, Refuge

Emma works for Refuge as the tech abuse manager. The tech abuse team directly supports victims facing technology-facilitated abuse. Emma is studying for her PhD with a focus on tech abuse and a focus in her current role is to shape legislation in relation to tech abuse.

Detective Superintendent Sabi Kaur MBE – Merseyside Police

Sabi has 20 years’ service, with most of her career spent in the CID, working several roles including Special Branch, International Crime Unit and Force Intelligence. She is currently the Liverpool Superintendent.

Early in her career Sabi recognised that she could assist Merseyside Police in raising the awareness and assisting with investigations around Forced Marriages and Honour Based Abuse. This is something she’s passionate about, believing everyone has the right to live their life free from abuse and have the freedom to choose whomever they want to marry.

More speakers are due to be announced.

For more information please email Millie Greenop at mmg@morecrofts.co.uk