Behind Closed Doors was a conference day on domestic abuse by students for students!

The day was organised by the University of Lincoln, School of Health & Social Care, and involved participation from a range of different areas including Social Work, Nursing and Criminology students.

The aim of the conference day was to provide the student participants with a further knowledge of domestic abuse both nationally and locally; to provide information, debate and resources.  The conference achieved in its goal to challenge misconceptions about domestic abuse, and to further raise awareness about the topic.

The day was made up of several different workshops in the morning and afternoon, and they looked at the many different aspects and dimensions involved within domestic abuse.  

Some of which included: Violence, Emotional abuse, Psychological abuse, Female genital mutilation, Digital abuse, and aspects of Law.  These topics covered female domestic abuse, male domestic abuse, domestic abuse in same sex relationships, and the impact of domestic abuse on children.

There were two keynote speakers on the day, Julie Bindel and Amanda Farquhar.  Both speakers arrived with a huge wealth of knowledge and experience and gave a great insight and perspective about the topic.



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  1. Raising awareness is the first step towards making a difference. Thanks to all who made the Behind Closed Doors conference happen. Keep the doors open!
    Best wishes
    Sue Watling

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  3. March 31st 2014

    Current legislation and definition confirms that:
    “Domestic abuse occurs between adults or young people aged 16 or over”.
    ‘Cinderella’ emotional cruelty law considered
    Current child neglect laws have been criticised for focusing on the physical effects of abuse only.The government is considering whether to introduce a new offence of emotional cruelty to children, it has been confirmed.

    The proposed change to neglect laws in England and Wales would see parents who deny their children affection face prosecution for the first time.

    BBC © 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26814427


  4. A few days to go to 1st April, and we now are expecting 170 people or more. Student delgates are coming from Health and Social Care, Social Work, Nursing, Law, Psychology and many more courses.

    Once again, thank you to everyone involved in planning this event.

    see you on Tuesday!

    Head of School of Health and Social Care

  5. Just 2 weeks to go, and the conference grows from strength to strength. More students, from more courses, are attending. More speakers and workshop facilitators are engaged, from solicitors to voluntary sector groups, from Council representatives to survivors and activists. There is even more involvement from a wider range of organisations, and offers of support and help keep coming in.

    Thank you everyone. See you on 1st April
    Best wishes
    Head of School of Health and Social Care

  6. I am looking forward to this conference. Have been very interested in learning more about domestic abuse and feel this will be very beneficial to me.

  7. I am really looking forward to this very important event: it’s important because it is being organised by students in our School; it’s a brilliant example of “Student as Producer” and it’s tackling critical issues for contemporary society. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the planning so far.

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