Tickets are now available for September’s Crime and Community Safety Small Charities Meet-Up with the Domestic Abuse Commissioner.
The Domestic Abuse Commissioner is an independent voice that speaks on behalf of victims and survivors. The Commissioner will use her statutory powers, which are set out in the Domestic Abuse Bill, to raise public awareness and hold both agencies and government to account in tackling domestic abuse.
The Domestic Abuse Bill will give her specific powers which will enable her to fulfill this role, and places legal duties on public sector bodies to cooperate with her and to respond to any recommendations that she makes to them. This will enable the Commissioner to really drive forward change and hold local agencies and national government to account for their role in responding to domestic abuse.
An estimated 2.3 million adults experienced domestic abuse between March 2019 and March 2020. One in five children lives with domestic abuse. These figures are unacceptable, and the Domestic Abuse Commissioner will use her unique powers to fight for change. She will campaign to ensure that domestic abuse services are available for everyone including BAME, LGBTQ+, and disabled survivors across England and Wales.
Speaker: Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales
Facilitator: Rita Chadha
Suitable for: Staff, Trustees and Volunteers of all small charities and not-for-profits working on community safety, support for victims/survivors and domestic abuse