Welsh Women’s Aid would like to invite you to an informing seminar focusing on sexual abuse and violence.
The seminar will take place on Friday the 8th of February 2019, during the sexual violence awareness week. It will explore good practice in supporting survivors of sexual violence, with a particular focus on the intersectional impact on survivors with protected characteristics, and effective responses and intervention for offenders of sexual violence.
Sue James, The Truth Project – Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse, Head of Inquiry Office for Wales & Child Sexual Abuse Survivor
Dr Ravi Thiara (Warwick University) and Sumanta Roy (Imkaan) – Service responses to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women survivors of sexual violence
Professor Catherine Donovan – The experiences of LGBT survivors and developing best practice, Durham University
Panel discussion 1: support and prevent sexual exploitation & abuse
Jane Ruthe, Addressing the needs of sexual violence survivors in a rural context, North Wales Rape And Sexual Assault Support Centre (RASASC)
Swati Sharples, The voices of adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), Clinical Lead, Stepping Stones
Debbie Woodroffe, New Pathways, The Criminal Justice Response, Sexual Assault Referral Centres
Morgan Fackrell, Delivering an integrated VAWDASV provision, Recovery Information Safety Empowerment (RISE) Service
Barbara Walsh, Supporting Survivors of sexual exploitation, SEASS, Cyfannol Women’s Aid
Panel discussion 2: responses to sexual violence
Sarah Jane Walker, Evaluating responses to sexual violence offenders, Centre for Gender and Violence Research, University of Bristol
Helen Walton, Delivering specialist interventions to sexual violence offenders, Divisional Sexual Offending Interventions Unit Manager
* More speakers and a full agenda will be announced nearer the time
* Refreshments provided
Failure to attend this seminar without providing a minimum of 24 hours notice will incur a £15 cancellation fee.
Please purchase your tickets here.