Spectrum Recognised At West Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Summit


Spectrum’s Safeguarding team was invited to be keynote speakers at the West Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Summit on Tuesday 9 July 2024.

The event, held in Bradford, was organised by Kirklees Health & Care Partnership – part of the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

External stakeholders from across the West Yorkshire region, including acute trusts and other ICBs, gathered together to discuss best practice and areas for development, relating to the challenging subject of domestic abuse.

The team delivered an engaging presentation on ‘Spectrum’s Safeguarding Strategy Focusing on Domestic Abuse’. The talk highlighted Spectrum’s key ambition “to strengthen our organisation’s approach to domestic abuse”, as detailed in our recently published Safeguarding Strategy.

Our Safeguarding colleague said: “Yesterday’s event was a great success and our presentation was well received. It was also a privilege to spotlight not only Spectrum as an organisation, but also the important work we do within our Safeguarding team.”

The summit, which followed Safeguarding Week 2024 held in June, coincides with the Euro football tournament. Research shows that domestic abuse rates increase when England plays; cases increase by 38% when England loses a match, and 26% when they win or draw.

This summer, Humberside Police launched their latest campaign ‘What Do You See?’, which focuses on all forms of domestic abuse. It aims to make perpetrators of domestic abuse to recognise their own behaviour so they can get the support they need to stop.

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