Domestic Abuse in Social Housing Seminar 2021

Date: 18th February 2021

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Location:
Online, Zoom

CPD Hours: 3hours 30minutes

This online seminar will analyse the many fundamental issues that are uncovered by the interplay between social housing, domestic abuse and human rights.

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3.5 hours verifiable CPD

Since the introduction of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, issues of domestic abuse have become increasingly prominent in the housing sector, particularly in the area of social housing. From the need for social landlords to have adequate policies in place, to the promotion of a human rights approach to tackle gender-based abuse, there are many key developments and challenges that those working in the housing sector need to be aware of.

After exploring the definition of domestic abuse and its implications as set out in the 2018 Act, the seminar will analyse the many fundamental issues that are uncovered by the interplay between social housing, domestic abuse and human rights. Our speakers will discuss the legal and regulatory framework of social housing in Scotland in the current landscape; delve into key concerns and points to keep in mind about human rights; offer tips and practical guidance for drafting and managing effective policies; and explore the relationship between financial and economic abuse in the social housing sector.

Learning outcomes:

  • Improve your understanding of domestic abuse as outlined by the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018
  • Hear about the legal and regulatory aspects of domestic abuse for social housing providers
  • Identify and discuss the fundamental human rights issues emerging in the current framework
  • Join the speakers in the panel session to discuss the practical aspects of the interplay between domestic abuse and social housing, including top tips for drafting effective policies
  • Learn about economic abuse and discuss practical cases and scenarios
Speakers
Senior Associate , Brodies LLP
National Training Manager, Scottish Women's Aid
Programme Lead - Scotland, SafeLives
Barrister (England & Wales) and Associate, Brodies
National Director (Scotland), Chartered Institute of Housing
Policy Officer (Housing), Surviving Economic Abuse
Session One: Introduction and update

Chair

Fiona McLeod
Senior Associate , Brodies LLP

Session One will discuss the concept and legal implications of domestic abuse and the legislative developments in housing legislation; as well as the legal and regulatory aspects of domestic abuse in social housing.

Callum Chomczuk
National Director (Scotland), Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Size and scale of domestic abuse in Scotland
  • Challenges women have accessing the services that are supposed to help them
  • CIH Make a Stand campaign
  • Policy and practice reforms required

Fiona McLeod
Senior Associate , Brodies LLP
  • Legal update and regulatory issues
  • The new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill
  • Interplay of domestic abuse with housing issues
Session Two: Practical considerations

Session Two will reflect on economic abuse as a specific aspect of domestic abuse with particular application to social housing; and offer best practice guidance to social landlords about managing tenancies impacted by domestic abuse.

Stephanie Orr
Policy Officer (Housing), Surviving Economic Abuse
  • Introduction to financial and economic abuse
  • Discussion of practical scenarios

Jodie McVicar
National Training Manager, Scottish Women's Aid
  • Overview of the research recently conducted and its main outcomes
  • Good practice guidance: managing tenancies impacted by domestic abuse
Session Three: Human rights and family implications

Johanna Boyd
Barrister (England & Wales) and Associate, Brodies

Lucy McDonald
Programme Lead - Scotland, SafeLives
  • Understanding domestic abuse and coercive control
  • Implications for the whole family
  • The unique role of the housing sector to identify and respond
  • How do you advise your clients?
  • Tips for drafting effective policies

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£129.00
 
New lawyer:
£109.65
 
Non-member:
£148.35
 
Unemployed member:
£0.00
 

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