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APIL abuse conference 2020

APIL abuse conference 2020
The APIL abuse conference is going virtual!
"Another great conference!"
"Always packed with great speakers relevant and knowledgeable"

In response to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the worldwide covid-19 pandemic, we are very excited to announce that, for 2020, APIL's annual abuse conference is going virtual!

We strongly believe that this forward-looking approach is the safest option right now and keeps the welfare and best interests of all of our stakeholders in mind. Moreover, we are excited about the prospect of not only bringing our community together again, but doing so in a new and innovative way, on a secure and engaging platform.

The live event will take place on Friday, 13 November (via Zoom) but you will also be able to view the event on-demand at your convenience, for months after the event. All supporting papers and permitted PowerPoint slides will be shared via the virtual platform.

All conference sessions will be available to view virtually on APIL's Conference App and also on your laptop or computer, via our browser version.

Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions to our speakers and these will be addressed at the end of each session.  The special networking opportunities will allow you to interact with other delegates, speakers and our sponsor throughout the event…and afterwards too!

Topics and speakers include:

Opening address by Dame Vera Baird DBE QC: How the law and the law’s response to sexual abuse and rape has changed over the last 10 years

  • Speaker: Dame Vera Baird DBE QC Victims’ Commissioner, Office of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, London

What does justice mean to survivors of sexual violence

  • Speaker: Dr Jessica Taylor, Founder and Owner, VictimFocus, London

CN: 1 year on

  • Speaker: Sam Jacobs, Barrister, Doughty Street, London

Legal update

  • Speaker: Justin Levinson, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row, London

How limitation is working in Scotland

  • Speaker: Kim Leslie, Digby Brown LLP, Edinburgh

Self care and the risk of vicarious trauma when working in the field of sexual violence

  • Speaker: Kerrie Best, Head of Operations, Purple Leaf, Birmingham

The impact of self-harm and scarring

  • Speakers: Vanessa Jane Davies, Skin Camouflage Services, Harley Street, London and
  • Professor Andrew R. Thompson, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Programme Director, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff

Understanding adverse childhood experiences

  • speaker: Ruth Whiteside, Children's Emotional Language and Thinking Coaching Solutions for Schools Ltd (CEL&T), Northumberland

Modern slavery and civil claims

  • Speaker: James Robottom, Barrister, 7BR, London


Corporate accredited firm: £205 + VAT
APIL member: £240 + VAT
Non-member: £355 + VAT