Study Day 2018

UKPAC Study Day 2018 Registration Now Open

Members can register for the UKPAC Study Day, taking place at The Europe, Belfast 7 July 2018, online (payment by PayPal) or by completing a PDF form and posting it to SIGBI HQ enclosing a cheque, made payable to SIGBI Trading Ltd, or credit/debit card details.

The registration fee is £75.00 to cover overhead charges and refreshments throughout the day.

Please note, in line with new regulations, there is no additional charge for payment via PayPal or Credit Card.  However, SIGBI is still liable for these charges, so we would appreciated it if payment could be made by cheque or debit card.

Non-Soroptimists are also welcome to register by completing the PDF form and posting it to SIGBI HQ enclosing a cheque or credit/debit card details.

There are two breakout sessions – morning and afternoon.  Delegates can choose one of three workshops for each breakout session, but places for each workshop are limited.  On the form (whether online or PDF) please rank each workshop 1, 2 or 3 in order of preference, and we will try to accommodate your preference if possible.

Rooms may be booked at the Europa Hotel by contacting Reservations – Tel: 028 9027 1066 and quote “UKPAC July 18”.

Study Day – The Europa, Belfast 7 July 2018

The programme can be downloaded and printed (double sided) from a pdf, or saved to a smart phone or tablet, for use by delegates at the study day.

The intention is to feedback to you about progress on:

  1. the Prison Reform Work and the use to which our Transforming Lives Report has contributed to the agenda;
  2. the full results of the slavery survey and how the information gleaned will help address the problems of slavery and trafficking across the UK.

This is why the title for the day is ‘Awareness Advocacy and Action for Justice’ – this, of course, through education, enablement and empowerment. Our speakers are:


  1. Dame Vera Baird DBE QC [4] – PCC Northumberland and a member of SI Newcastle upon Tyne;
  2. Peter Dawson – Director, the Prison Reform Trust
  3. Breakout session to be run by:
    1. David Merrington on Restorative Justice; he is a volunteer with Victim Support; he both supports victims of crime in the community and is a trained and practicing RJ facilitator (Senior Practitioner);
    2. Sofia Buncy from the Muslim Women in Prison Project [6];
    3. Professor Nancy Loucks OBE from Families Outside [7];


  1. Justice Teresa Doherty CBE, a member of SI Bangor, Northern Ireland
  2. Full report of our slavery survey;
  3. Breakout session to be run by:
    1. KimAnn Williamson – UK Modern Slavery Survey – its use and implications;
    2. Justine Currell – CEO of ‘Unseen’ who run the Modern Slavery Helpline and DPCC in Bedfordshire. [8];
    3. Allyson Davies – from Barnardos, based in Wales and involved with the UK Government’s trial of advocates for children who are trafficked [9] taking place in Greater Manchester, Hampshire/Isle of Wight and Wales;