Understanding and responding to Polish women’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse in the UK
Updated: May 12
Conference in Manchester
on 16th of June 2022, 9.30 am - 4 pm
Join us at the national conference about Polish women's experiences of domestic violence and abuse in the UK. The conference will present the findings of the first UK-wide study on this topic, showcase best practice in working with Polish families affected by domestic abuse, and facilitate networking between professionals.
Domestic abuse in Polish families living in the UK is a growing concern among the Polish community and professionals. It remains a hidden problem that hasn't been adequately explored and addressed despite its seriousness and prevalence in the UK's largest minority group. We are delighted that the conference will promote the findings from the long coming UK-wide study about Polish women’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse in the UK. The research project was led by academics from the University of Lincoln and Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw.
This international event will bring together academics, experts, leaders, and practitioners from the UK and Poland. It will offer a unique opportunity to hear from representatives of the leading organisations supporting women and victims of domestic abuse in Poland.
There will be also two workshops led by Polish practitioners who support victims of domestic abuse in the UK. They will share their knowledge and expertise in the most effective and culturally sensitive approach to working with Polish victims.
The conference is aimed at practitioners of domestic violence and abuse, health and social services who work with Polish and other European communities, to support them in their roles.
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