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Domestic violence conference in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 00:02 01 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:32 05 July 2010

HIGH risk domestic violence issues will be discussed at a conference on Monday.

'Domestic Abuse: the criminal and community response to high risk' aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and share best practice.

HIGH risk domestic violence issues will be discussed at a conference on Monday.

'Domestic Abuse: the criminal and community response to high risk' aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and share best practice. There will be a focus on the additional needs of victims from a black or minority ethnic background, faith groups, and refugees. Effective response to so called 'Honour Based Violence' and Forced Marriage will also be discussed, along with the MARAC model (multi agency risk assessment conference), which will be rolled out countywide.

Around 100 delegates from voluntary and statutory organisations across the region, such as the police, probation service, children and young people's services, health, housing, faith, community and diversity organisations, will be attending to hear talks from high profile guests

Suffolk Constabulary's Deputy Chief Constable, Jacqui Cheer, who will open the conference, said: “Suffolk Constabulary works closely with its partners and is fully committed to delivering the highest standards of service regarding domestic abuse.”

Jeremy Pembroke, Leader of Suffolk County Council said: "We are determined that Suffolk should be the safest and most inclusive county, where everyone can live in peace and harmony. It is therefore very encouraging that so many professionals are coming together to make sure we are prepared to tackle this particular form of domestic abuse."

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