Domestic Abuse & the treatment of mothers & children behind the closed doors of the Family Court

Join this online discussion on Thursday 23 September at 7pm, organised by Barnet Women’s Equality Party, with Anne Neale from SNS – see tickets here.

WE Barnet say:

  • A woman in the UK is killed by a current or former partner every 4 days
  • 1.6 million women suffered a range of domestic abuse in 2019
  • The Home Office estimates the cost of domestic abuse at a staggering £66 billion annually

Insufficient awareness of the issue leads to many cases not being identified or reported. An institutional refusal to address the issue leads to many cases not being prosecuted effectively.

 Christine Dean, event chair

A Deputy Leader of The Women’s Equality Party with 25+ years experience as a family lawyer.

 Nihal Ates, panellist

from Solace Women’s Aid, Barnet, providing support to survivors of domestic abuse in the borough. With an allocated Advocate, they provide practical and emotional support, information, advocacy and specialist services to increase safety and meet a range of needs. These can include ongoing safety concerns, emotional or housing support, legal options, reporting to the police, help around child contact, benefits and financial advice

 Anne Neale, panellist

from Legal Action for Women, a grassroots anti-sexist, anti-racist legal service for all women. LAW co-ordinates Support not Separation, which campaigns to end the unwarranted and damaging separation of children from their mother or primary carer. This includes where children are removed from mothers on the order of the Family Court, to be placed with, often, abusive fathers.

Click here to get your ticket


September 23, 2021 at 7:00pm – 8pm


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