Conference on domestic abuse

A pioneering conference aimed at raising awareness of domestic abuse and its impact on the family takes place in Northumberland today (Thursday). Around 150 organisations which are committed to ending domestic abuse will be represented at the joint conference, which is being organised by The Safer Northumberland Partnership and Northumberland Safeguarding Children’s Board (NSCB). Guest speakers at the event will include Vera Baird, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Frank Mullane, Domestic Homicide Advocate and Sally Steadman-South, of Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse Service.

The places at the conference have been offered to delegates from a number of agencies, including social care, health, education, housing, youth services, and community safety.