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Empowering those affected by sexual or domestic violence

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De Montfort University Campus, Hugh Aston building, room 1.48

The Gateway

Leicester

LE1 9BH

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Empowering those affected by sexual or domestic violence: What does service user involvement mean and how can it be implemented across service providers?

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Let’s imagine for a second the journey that a person affected by sexual or domestic violence is taking within the different systems that become involved in their life. And now let’s imagine how this journey would look like if this person’s voice would be heard and would count, no matter their age, gender, race, ethnic background, social or economic status. It would probably be a journey tailored to their needs that will take them sooner on the road to recovery, a journey through which not only institutions ‘become involved’, but also they ‘get involved’. Participation is thus key on both sides, and services users become more than just users of services.

Such a journey is the focus of this one-day engagement event organised by the Social Work, Social Justice and Participatory (SWSJP) Research Group, in cooperation with the Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence (SVDV) Research Network at De Montfort University. The aim of the event is to provide a forum that will help with:

  • Exchanging ideas about what constitutes good practice with regards to SUI in the design and delivery of services where SVDV is a common issue;
  • Discussing the current challenges that service providers face when implementing SUI in their organisation;
  • Identifying common needs and interests among service providers with regards to SUI in the context of SVDV.

We welcome key stakeholders in the provision of services where SVDV is a common issue across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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De Montfort University Campus, Hugh Aston building, room 1.48

The Gateway

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LE1 9BH

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