This session will help professionals understand the new offences and amendments to existing legislation relating to criminal offences introduced by Part 6 of the Act. This includes:

    • Controlling or coercive behaviour;
    • Threats to disclose private images;
    • Strangulation or suffocation;
    • Consent to serious harm for sexual gratification not a defence to certain crimes;
    • Extra-territorial jurisdiction.

It will also touch upon criminal justice system related provisions in Part 7 of the Act.

Who should attend? 

It is open to all professionals working in London boroughs on violence against women and girls issues from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors including refuge workers, IDVAs, ISVAs, social workers, housing officers, police officers, education professionals and health professionals. It is also open to Commissioners and Local Authority Officers responsible for commissioning violence against women services

Important Information 

Registration does not guarantee a place on the course. After registering we will review your application and send you a confirmation if you meet the eligibility criteria. The confirmation email will be sent to the email you provide at registration – PLEASE check your  junk/spam inbox for the confirmation, which will contain the link to join the session on Zoom. Please note, there are limited spots per organisation. 

Booking for this event has now closed.