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Violence Against Women and Girls: Policing, politics and practice

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 09:30 to 16:30
OU Campus, Walton Hall, MK7 6AA

This one-day conference is hosted by CPRL at the Open University.

About this event:

CPRL has an active partnership with 24 police forces across the UK and is currently engaged in a programme of leading research in the area of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

The aim of the conference is to increase awareness and understanding of the key strands of work being undertaken in VAWG from a policing, politics, practice and research perspective. The conference is relevant to both practitioners and academics, and in bringing together these high-profile speakers, delegates will be able to deepen their understanding of topical issues in the VAWG arena from multiple perspectives. This will enable delegates to obtain a combined and current overview of both policy and practice as well as emerging academic research and how these interlink. Practitioners working in the field will be able to improve their policy, practice and decision-making skills and academic researchers will enhance their understanding of the complexities of practitioner work across VAWG. Delegates will also have ample opportunity to network with fellow professionals during the course of the day.


The conference will be held at The Open University campus at Milton Keynes. The morning sessions of the conference will also be live streamed and booking for access is also required.

Getting to the OU - Directions to the OU campus and a campus map can be found here.

Accommodation - There are a number of hotels in the Milton Keynes area, two of which are located close to The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, MK7 6AA.



Further funding for research into improving how Police investigate sexual violence

The Centre for Policing Research and learning has secured another year’s funding (£600k) to continue work, alongside Police, to improve the way rape and sexual offences are investigated. 

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