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Domestic abuse hurts everyone. Housekeeping Louisa Havers Head of Performance, Engagement and Safer Communities East Sussex County Council.

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1 Domestic abuse hurts everyone

2 Housekeeping Louisa Havers Head of Performance, Engagement and Safer Communities East Sussex County Council

3 Agenda Registration Registration Welcome and introduction Welcome and introduction Mockingbird High - Mockingbird High - Theatre performance highlighting the impact of domestic abuse, with discussion Mid-morning break - Mid-morning break - Refreshments and stalls Impact on employees and children and what you can do to take action Impact on employees and children and what you can do to take action Peter James talks about his research with Sussex Police Peter James talks about his research with Sussex Police Sammie Thurlow Baker will talk about her personal experience Sammie Thurlow Baker will talk about her personal experience Close Close

4 Introduction & Welcome Neil Honnor Chief Superintendent Sussex Police

5 Based on national figures, it is estimated that 6,500 children are exposed to domestic abuse each year in East Sussex Based on national figures, it is estimated that 6,500 children are exposed to domestic abuse each year in East Sussex

6 In the 12 months to the end of September 2014, a total of 7,152 domestic abuse incidents and crimes were reported in East Sussex

7 Domestic abuse happens in all communities, regardless of deprivation, education, age, sexuality, ethnicity or ability Whilst men can and do experience domestic abuse, the majority of domestic abuse is experienced by women Between October 2013 to September 2014, a total of 527 cases were discussed at Multi- Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs) 514 (98%) cases were female 13 (2%) cases were male MARAC – Representatives from different agencies working together to reduce the risks for domestic abuse victims at high risk of serious harm

8 Of the cases discussed at East Sussex MARACs in the 12 months to September 2014 there were: 35 (6.6%) clients with a registered disability 65 (12.3%) clients from black and minority ethnic communities 15 (2.8%) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) clients

9 Mockingbird High Performance

10 Break

11 Domestic Abuse Hurts Everyone

12 Every year 1 million women in the UK experience at least one incident of domestic abuse Women experience an average of 35 incidents of domestic abuse before reporting an incident to the police

13 East Sussex Safer Communities Partnership

14 “Why doesn’t she leave him?” “She shouldn’t put up with it” “He’s always like that” “It’s just the way he is” “They have quite a volatile relationship” “Well, he’s better than the last one” “You shouldn’t have got pregnant” “I’m not a victim of domestic abuse” “Maybe it’s something I did that made him do it” “It’s my fault”

15 Vicky Finnemore Head of Specialist Services, Children Services East Sussex County Council

16 The Continuum of Need

17 Targeted Early Help The Children’s Centres Key work and Health Visiting services are for families in which most of the children are aged 0-5 The Family Support Key work services are for families in which most of the children are aged 5-13 The Targeted Youth Support service is for young people aged and their families where appropriate For Targeted Early Help telephone numbers go to: https://czone.eastsussex.gov.uk/earlyhelpcontacts https://czone.eastsussex.gov.uk/earlyhelpcontacts

18 The role of education settings Identifying children and young people experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse Promoting understanding of what constitutes a healthy relationship Promoting understanding of what constitutes a healthy relationship Understanding of what constitutes domestic abuse and where to go for help Helping young people recognising the link between domestic abuse and sexual violence Helping young people recognising the link between domestic abuse and sexual violence

19 Supporting education settings Promotional materials Model policies Training for staff & Governors Referral routes

20 Level 4 responses Integrated Screening Hub Multi- Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) SWIFT – specialist domestic abuse team Building Better Relationships SWIFT – Family Drug & Alcohol Court (FDAC)

21 Specialist Intervention CRI – Child & Young Person’s Therapeutic Service Youth Offending Team – STEP UP Workforce Development Children’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (CIDVA) Operation Encompass

22 Building Better Relationships

23 Michaela Furlong Treatment Manager Kent, Surrey & Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company

24 Respect Phoneline Confidential helpline offering advice, information and support to help stop being violent and abusive

25 Katy Bourne Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

26 Becky Shaw Chief Executive East Sussex County Council

27 “It’s the people that make the business… if a member of staff is affected by domestic abuse… It’s your business” Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence (CAADV)

28 A person’s experience of domestic abuse at work

29 What you can do as an employer

30 Please spend 15 minutes on your table to think about what action you will take White Ribbon Campaign Pledge Alan Smith Put up posters in the workplace BN27 3AB

31 Peter James Want you dead

32 Sammie Thurlow-Baker

33 Thank you for coming! #DAhurtseveryone


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