Recent events


National conference 2019

8 October 2019

With Domestic Abuse featuring heavily in both the political and news agendas, our conference provided an invaluable opportunity for members to share best practice and take action to address domestic abuse.


The conference was compered by journalist Kate Silverton, and featured a diverse and engaging range of speakers and contributors, including:

  • BBC Drama Team, EastEnders

  • Dame Carol Black, Adviser to NHSI & PHE on Health & Work

  • Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind

  • Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute

  • Patrick Ryan, Chief Executive, Hestia


Quarterly network meeting

8 July 2019

Our last network meeting was held at the House of Commons. We were delighted to welcome the following speakers:

Fiona Bowman MBA, Managing Director, Dysart 57 Ltd
A personal perspective: how employers can impact the lives of domestic abuse sufferers and survivors

Rachel Williams, Ambassador for Welsh Women’s Aid, Threshold DAS, The Freedom Programme and a Pioneer for SafeLives
A personal perspective: women’s experiences with The Family Court process

Edward Argar MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice 
The Ministry of Justice’s position on domestic abuse and the progress of the Domestic Abuse Bill

Jess Phillips MP
Reflections on the Domestic Abuse Bill

Michael Caplan QC, Consultant, Kingsley Napley LLP (Retired Partner)
How the treatment of domestic abuse by the justice system has changed over time

Darren Minton & Rachael Griffiths, Promotion Managers, Bright Sky
Introduction to the Bright Sky app and the offer of support to employers

Phil Derry, CEO, Trackaphone
What TrackaPhone has done to support domestic abuse initiatives

National conference 2017


Our first conference was held at BBC Radio Theatre. We were delighted to welcome the following speakers:

  • Lord Hall, Director-General, BBC

  • Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

  • Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI

  • Professor Nicole Westmarland, Professor of Criminology, Durham University

  • Helen Lamprell, External Affairs Director and General Counsel, Vodafone UK

  • Richard McKenna, Inclusion and Diversity Director, Inclusive Employers

  • Oliver Kent, Head of Continuing Drama Series, BBC Studios

  • Kate Hall, Holby City, Series Producer, BBC Studios

  • David Ames, Actor best know as Dominic Copeland in the medical drama Holby City

  • Dame Vera Baird, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

  • Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Chief of Defence People (CDP)

  • Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, Business in the Community

  • John Liversidge, TecSOS Senior Manager, Thames Valley Partnership

To learn more from our speakers, visit Membership initiatives.