Tuesday 4th November 2014 saw DMU host the 3rd annual Leicester City Council Children and Adults Safeguarding Boards Conference, on this year’s theme of Addressing Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence.

Pictured are Assistant Chief Constable Roger Bannister, Leicestershire Police, Vanessa Bettinson, DMU, and David Jones, Independent Chair of the Adult and Children’s Safeguarding Boards.

The event was run in partnership with the two safeguarding boards, RESPECT and the Business and Law and HLS Faculties at DMU. A welcome address was delivered by Dr Simon Oldroyd, the Acting Dean of the HLS faculty. Practitioners from across the city from services engaging with survivors and perpetrators of abuse attended, with a rich selection of workshops to choose from, including national agencies such as Coordinated Action for Domestic Abuse (CAADA) and Women’s Aid, to locally based providers such as SAFE and FreeVa.

DMU academics also contributed, sharing research findings and project ideas and many thanks to Josie Solomon, Annette Crisp, Diane Wensley, Myira Khan and Di Turgoose for their excellent inputs. Students from across the HLS and B&L faculties also attended and it was also great to see past graduates from the Criminology and the Probation programmes at De Montfort now established in various professional roles with the agencies represented.

Conference Details (PDF)