Morecrofts to host domestic abuse conference

Law firm Morecrofts will see the return of its Merseyside Domestic Abuse Conference to Liverpool this year after a two-year break due to the pandemic. Tony McDonough reports

Emily Spurrell
Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell. Picture by Jason Roberts


Liverpool law firm Morecrofts has lined up a number of expert speakers for its Merseyside Domestic Abuse Conference which returns this summer after a two-year break.

Taking place at the Hilton hotel in Liverpool city centre from 9am to 4.30pm on Thursday, June 9, the multi-agency conference aims to offer the latest updates on professional practices around domestic abuse and how best to support survivors.

Supported by social housing group Torus, the event will see an address by Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell, as well as Dr Jules Carlisle, lead consultant clinical psychologist at Mersey Care NHS Trust.

Also among the line-up of speakers will be Emma Pickering, senior tech abuse manager at Refuge, Charlotte Stenhouse, operations manager in supported housing at Torus, and Karen Senogles, criminal justice programme manager at Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse.

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Each year it has been held, the conference attracts a host of professionals from across a broad range of disciplines including social care, education, policy, local authorities, police and the NHS.


Julie Waring
Julie Waring, partner at Morecrofts Solicitors


Ms Spurrell, who was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner in 2021, will discuss how local agencies can work together to tackle the root causes of domestic abuse. Dr Carlisle will present a trauma-informed approach to workforces and supporting colleagues with complex lives.

Julie Waring, partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, said: “As the number of domestic abuse incidents rises once again, it is more important than ever that agencies are able to come together and share best practice in this area.

“Only through this type of collaborative working can we hope to create a joined-up approach to reducing the scourge of domestic abuse, and supporting victims, so we hope to see a wide variety of professions attending the conference.”

For further information or to book a place at the conference, click here.

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