Tackling Sexual Violence
Published by capita01 for Capita Conferences in Health and also in Local Government
Capita’s 10th National Tackling Sexual Violence Conference, taking place in London on 7th October, provides comprehensive and up-to-date guidance on how agencies can come together to improve the prevention, reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual violence, while providing support for all victims.
Conviction rates for sexual violence are rising*. However, recent high profile media caseshighlight the discrepancy between reported assault and prosecution rates, and the need to provide better support for victims.
This important national conference has been researched and designed to bring together police, criminal justice agencies, local authorities, health services and voluntary organisations to discuss and debate the current issues in an open forum.
Attend to hear how to process evidence effectively, increase conviction rates andengage the community to build trust and encourage the reporting of abuse.
Expert speakers will present best practice in the following areas:
• Practical implementation of the new stalking legislation
• Preventative work with communities, including highlighting the issue of consent
• Providing specialised and holistic support for victims through Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)
• Increasing testifying rates and tailoring the court process to meet the needs of victims
• Engaging with victims and communities to improve reporting rates
*Violence against Women and Girls Strategy 2008-2011: An assessment of success, Crown Prosecution Service, July 2012
Contact: Richard Goddard - firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7960 7719