Online Event – AVA’s Staying Mum – Launch Event

Thu, 20 October 2022, 10:00 – 13:00 BST

About this event

AVA is delighted to share our online launch event for Staying Mum, a project designed to improve professional understanding and responses to mothers facing domestic abuse and child removal.

Thanks to funding from the John Ellerman Foundation, over the past two years AVA has worked with a team of peer researchers with lived experience of domestic abuse and child removal to deliver the Staying Mum project and its valuable resources.

We would like to invite professionals in the VAWG, multiple disadvantage, social work and family court sectors, survivors and funders to the half-day conference covering practice, research and policy in domestic abuse and child removal, with a strong focus on survivors’ experiences.

At the event, the findings and recommendations of the Staying Mum project will be shared and wider research and practices in domestic abuse and child removal will be discussed.

We will be launching our new online survivors’ guide for mothers experiencing domestic abuse and child removal, co-produced with AVA’s Staying Mum peer researchers, alongside our new training and resource pack for professionals.

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The event will be chaired by Donna Covey CBE, Chief Executive of AVA, and you can expect to hear from the following expert speakers:

– AVA’s Staying Mum peer researchers

– The Rt Hon. the Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top PC DL, former Minister and Chair of the National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage

– Aleisha Ebrahimi, Family Justice Lead, Office of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner

– Professor Karen Broadhurst, Professor of Social Work, Lancaster University

– Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno, Founder Member of Shera Research Group

– Natasha Shotunde, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers and AVA Trustee

– Olive Craig, Senior Legal Officer, Rights of Women

– Jasmine Mohammad, VAWG Services Manager, The Angelou Centre

– The AVA Staying Mum project team

There will be BSL interpretation at this online event. This event will not be recorded.

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