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Book Tickets for the Leeway Annual Conference 2019

19 Sepconference poster

On Friday 11th October, we’ll be hosting our Annual Conference at the Airport Holiday Inn, Norwich. The topic for this year is “How others are affected by domestic abuse”, and we have a great line-up of guest speakers who will be delivering insightful presentations. Over 120 people attended our conference last year and we hope that this year proves to be just as popular.

Format of the Day: 

The day will run between 9am and 4pm, with the event being opened by Leeway patron, Nina Nannar and Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green. Following on from feedback received in the last couple of years, there will be a couple of Question and Answer sessions throughout the day, giving delegates the chance to ask our speakers further questions. There will also be a couple of breaks throughout the day, providing delegates the chance to network with other delegates and our stall holders, as well as an hour lunch break with food provided by Holiday Inn.

Guest Speakers

There are lots of excellent speakers confirmed, discussing a range of important issues and providing a knowledge and understanding of how domestic abuse affects others. 

This year’s speakers are: 

  • Dr Kelly Semper – A commissioner for Norfolk County Council's Public Health Team, focussing on Adverse Childhood Experiences, and working in partnership to deliver services to tackle wider vulnerabilities within the families of Norfolk.  
  • Emma Horne – Commercial Director for Action for Children, a charity that protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. 
  • Suzi Lamplugh Trust -- a specialist stalking and harassment charity that aims to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support.  
  • Zina Wilkinson – Zina will be sharing a personal story of her and her daughter’s experiences of domestic abuse. 
  • The Anchor Project -- Leeway and their partners The Matthew Project, Change, Grow, Live, and Orwell will talk about their pilot project which supports service users with complex needs. 
  • Amy Hyde – Amy works for Dogs Trust, a charity that aims to ensure all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Amy will be speaking about the impact domestic abuse has on dogs.  
  • David Challen – David is a domestic abuse campaigner and will be sharing the personal story of his successful campaign to free his mother, Sally Challen, in a landmark case recognising coercive control.
  • Dr Elyem Atakav – A Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and teaches courses entitled Women, Islam and Media (first of its kind in the UK) and Middle Eastern Media. Dr Atakav will be discussing honour-based abuse and forced marriage. 
  • Simon Shreeve – Simon will be talking about the work of Project Safety Net+, a Leeway project working in partnership with Norfolk Community Law Service, Norfolk Community Advice Network and Norfolk county council to support adults from migrant communities living with or fleeing domestic abuse.
  • Luke Hart – Luke is a domestic abuse campaigner, alongside his brother Ryan. Their mother and sister were killed by their abusive father, and Luke will be sharing their experiences of growing up with domestic abuse.   

Book Your Tickets

Tickets for the day cost £75, including lunch, with a £10 discount available for voluntary organisations. If you would like to book your place for our annual conference, you can do so by contacting fundraising@leewaynwa.org.uk or calling 0300 561 0077.


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