As part of our commitment to share learning and engage with partners including statutory and voluntary sector agencies we regularly hold conferences or co-host events.

Many of the events and conferences we have held in the past have been focused around victims of crime as part of our victims commissionign work. We have held many smaller engagement events but below are the main conferences we have held recently:


Mental Health in the Context of Domestic Abuse - October 2015

This conference was funded by the PCC and  co-hosted by the Office of the PCC and the Thames Valley Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Panel. The event focused on how mental health in both the victim or the offender can have an impact on how Domestic Abuse and how it is tackled and the victim supported.

The conference was well attended by local agencies involved in this area of work and included speakers from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), mental health services and expert professors in this field. Attendees were able to take part in table top exercises and take home the learning to their individual agencies.

Some of the topics covered were:

  • Dispelling mental health myths
  • Personality Disorders
  • Identifying risk including high risk markers and triggers
  • How the health sector can tackle domestic abuse
  • Physical and mental health consequences
  • How CPS make charging decisions
  • How agencies work with perpetrators
  • Support services available for victims

The full agenda and all the presentations can be found by visiting 'Mental Health in the Context of Domestic Abuse'.


Innovation in Supporting Victims Conference - July 2015

This conference was funded and organised by the Office of the PCC. The event was an opportunity for the services we had funded over the previous year to showcase their work and findings and also for the Office of the PCC to share key learning about supporting victims of crime. Attendees were also able to ask questions to the panels of presenters

Some of the topics covered were:

  • Supporting young victims of crime
  • Child on parent violence
  • How to support victims of exploitation and slavery
  • Recovery from serious crime
  • Counselling for victims of crime

The full agenda and all the presentations can be found by visiting 'Innovation in Supporting Victims'.



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