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UKPAC Member Resources

UKPAC Study Day—17 April and 2 July 2021

The UKPAC recordings and presentations are on the public UKPAC website.

Member Resources

This page is for items which UKPAC are promoting to members only. For UKPAC information and projects go to www.sigbi.org/ukpac/

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (PCSC), digital disclosure and impact on victims

Please read the letter below from Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales and Member of SI Greater London, who is asking for UK Soroptimists’ help in lobbying for a change to the law. Accompanying documentation is also below:

Court Report

Soroptimists in the UK have supported the survivors of domestic abuse over many years.

Observations in Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts (SDACs) have been carried out in three regions of England – Northumbria and Wiltshire in 2017 and the Midlands in 2020 – to check whether these courts provide specialist support and a sympathetic and safe environment to enable domestic abuse survivors to give their evidence and have their case heard.

Around 80 Soroptimist observers volunteered some 2,000 hours of their time to attend SDACs, monitored how cases of domestic abuse were heard, the support given to survivors and how the courts operated.

Major shortcomings with the operation of these courts were identified and five key issues were found in each one of the three regions monitored in the reports leading to the conclusion that these Special Domestic Abuse Courts are far from as ‘special’ as they need to be.

The report on the work carried out in courts in the Midlands is now available.

This project is currently being rolled out with members observing SDACs in most other parts of England.

UKPAC Meeting Minutes

Please see the minutes of meetings plus any relevant acccompanying documents below:

November 2022 Meeting

June 2022 Meeting

March 2022 Meeting

January 2022 Meeting

October 2021 Meeting

July 2021 Meeting

March 2021 Meeting

January 2021 Meeting

November 2020 Meeting

August 2020 Meeting

June 2020 Meeting

Minutes from other Organisations attended by UKPAC Representatives

Reports from the 6 ‘O’ meeting February 2022

6’0′ is a group comprising the six leading women’s organisations in the UK. These are SIGBI (represented by UKPAC), BFWG -The British Federation of Women Graduates, BPW -Business and Professional Women,  NCW -National Council of Women, NFWI – National Federation of Women’s Institutes, and TG -Townswomen’s Guild. The leaders of these organisations  meet twice a year to share their programmes, discuss issues of mutual interest and decide if they can make joint actions to improve the lives of women and girls. The latest meeting was in February 2022. The reports from the organisations are below.

Reports from the 6 ‘O’ meeting February 2021

 

 

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