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Research Seminar: Disabled people subjected to domestic violence and abuse.

The research seminar will be held on the 12th of December at 10:00am - 11:30am and is open to all members of the teaching partnership. See below for current partner organisations.

Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be subjected to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) than non-disabled people (ONS, 2020). Yet, nationally, referral rates to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) from Adult Social Care continue to be low (SafeLives, 2022). In this session, Sandra will share her findings from a recent evaluation undertaken within one of Coventry City Council’s Adult Social Care Service. The research evaluation focused on the adult social care response to disabled people subjected to domestic violence and abuse. The evaluation was undertaken as part of the fulfilment of her Professional Doctorate evaluation module. The seminar will cover:


· Current literature regarding disabled people subjected to DVA

· Research Methodology

· Research findings and recommendations


Sandra Simpson is in year three of her Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care at the University of Northampton. She is a practising Adult Social Worker and Research Champion for West Midlands ADASS. Sandra is also a BASW Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) group member. Sandra has previously graduated with a degree and master’s in human Rights and, more recently a Master's in Social Work. Sandra is also an accredited Independent Domestic Violence Advisor whose research interests include Domestic Violence and Abuse within the context of Adult Social Care and Black women’s experiences of racism within the social work profession.



Please note members from Birmingham City Council are advised to book using their personal email address and device if encountering difficulties when booking.


Partner organisations: Birmingham Children's Trust, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham City University, Cheshire East Council, City of Stoke-on-Trent Council, City of Wolverhampton Council, Coventry City Council, Coventry University, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Heart of Worcestershire College, Herefordshire Council, Keele University, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [MPFT], Sandwell Children's Trust, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Shropshire Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire University, Telford & Wrekin Council, University of Birmingham, University of Warwick, University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester, Walsall Council, Warwickshire County Council, Worcestershire County Council.

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