The commencement date for the offence of coercive and
controlling behaviour is 29th December 2015. Guidance for
professionals was launched on 5th December 2015. This seminar gave
delegates a chance to hear from experts on the new coercive control
legislation and discuss practical issues around advocating for
The Care Act 2014 came into force in April 2015 and is aimed at
creating a single, modern law that will ensure the physical, mental
and emotional well-being of vulnerable people. Six months on, this
seminar looked at the early lessons from its implementation and
models of good practice. The seminar included presentations
from leading practitioners and policy makers as well as an
opportunity to discuss ideas and network with other delegates.
Living with domestic violence can have a lasting impact on
children even if they are very young. Using examples from the UK
and Australia, this seminar explores how the relationship between
mothers and young children can be affected and how recovery work
can be implemented.
The internationally famous Prof. Evan Stark founded one of
America's first refuges and coined the concept of 'coercive
control.' This important seminar will give you the opportunity to
not only hear Evan Stark explain the concept of coercive control
and its implications for our practise, but will also feature Dr.
Roxane Agnew Davies and Research Fellow Nicola Sharpe talking about
their work in undoing the damage caused by coercive control.
The Stella Project has been leading
the way on addressing the overlapping issues of domestic and sexual
violence and problematic substance use for over 10 years. This
event promoted our most recent research and projects and considered
the future direction of the Stella Project.
On 15 July 2013, the Stella Project Young Women's Initiative
launched its guidance, Commissioning services for young women
experiencing domestic and sexual violence who use alcohol and other
drugs, at an event held in partnership with RBKC's Domestic &
Sexual Violence Strategic Partnership and CWHH Clinical