Date Friday 7 December 2018
Type Conference
Venue RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB
Audience Psychiatrists and all mental Healthcare professionals
CPD One CPD point per hour of educational activity, subject to peer group approval
Non-Member Rate*
Standard Rate**

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Non RCPsych members of any career status/grade

**RCPsych members/affiliates at the following grades: Consultant/Locum Consultant RCPsych members/affiliates SAS doctors (Associate Specialists, Staff Grades, Specialty Doctors).

***Available to RCPsych Higher, Advanced Trainees (ST4-6) & Higher Specialist Trainee (SpRs); trainees registered as Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainees/Trainee Registration with the College & are on a CT1-3, ST1-3, LAT or FTSTA Psychiatry rotation; SHOs; RCPsych members on the Retired or Reduced subscription rate of 50% or less and student associates.

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Conference Aims
To update psychiatrists and other mental Healthcare professionals about domestic violence and abuse and: a) its relationship with mental health problems: and b) how to identify and respond to potential victims and perpetrators. This is particularly topical with the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill currently going through parliament, which highlights the role of Healthcare professionals in identifying and supporting patients experiencing domestic violence.

Programme highlights
The epidemiology of domestic violence and mental disorders and NICE PH50 guidance – Professor Louise Howard
Risk assessment and management of domestic violence perpetrators – a forensic psychiatrist’s perspective – Professor Seena Fazel
Responding to the needs of victims of domestic abuse within the criminal justice process: recent improvements and ongoing challenges – Professor Louise Ellison
Standing Together – implementing lessons from domestic homicide reviews in mental health trusts – Nicole Jacobs
Safe Lives – complex mental health needs and domestic abuse – a view from multi-agency risk assessment conferences, specialist domestic abuse services and the ‘Drive’ perpetrator programme – Suzanne Jacob
Older women and DVA: conceptual complexity in later life – Dr Julie McGarry
A service user’s perspective
Panel discussion chaired by Sarah Ditum
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Learning objectives
Participants will understand the relationship between domestic violence and mental disorders.

Participants will know how to identify victims and perpetrators, assess risk and safety plan.

Participants will learn how to develop a service that implements NICE guidance and good practice guidance associated with the new domestic violence and abuse bill.

The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. You can view directions and a map to help you plan your journey.

The Citymapper website/app can help you plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available. Use postcode E1 8BB as your destination.

Please note that you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements for this event. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College.

Contact our partner agency MICE Concierge for assistance:

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