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Respect runs a programme of events for frontline workers, service managers, commissioners, funders, policy workers and researchers.

Our events are aligned with the core strands of work: perpetrators of domestic abuse, male victims and young people’s violence in close relationship; and support our ethos of high quality and safe service provision.

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Launch of London Safe and Together Partnership

30th September 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you a children’s services professional? Do you work in the domestic abuse sector? Are you interested in system change responses?

Join us for a day-long conference about the launch of the Safe and Together model

Safe & Together is an approach designed to support Children’s Services and surrounding systems that work with the intersection of domestic abuse and children, to improve the response to domestic abuse. The belief of Safe & Together is that children are often best served when kept ‘safe and together’ with the adult domestic abuse survivor. The model provides a framework for partnering with domestic abuse victims and intervening with domestic abuse perpetrators to enhance the safety and well-being of children.

The model recognises that many domestic abuse perpetrators will remain in contact with their children, therefore it is critical, for the sake of the children, that practitioners seek to encourage consistent, positive and meaningful change in perpetrators.

Safe & Together has had international success in changing children’s services’ responses to domestic abuse, amassing a strong evidence-base for improving outcomes for children; increasing the number of children who remain safely with their non-abusive parent and decreasing re-referral rates. Respect along with the London Boroughs of Hackney and Waltham Forest are working together to implement the Safe and Together Model.

This conference provides an opportunity to hear from David Mandel, founder of the Safe and Together Institute, and Anna Mitchel, European lead for Safe and Together and her experience of implementing the Safe and Together model in Edinburgh. Further speakers to be announced.

We are grateful for the support of Leyton Orient Football Club, who made this event possible.


30th September 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Abigail Jones


Leyton Orient, Breyer Group Stadium, Brisbane Road, Leyton, E10 5NF
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