Engaging the voice of children in practice responses
Conference Date
Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 October 2022
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Recognising children as primary victims of family violence
Children are often the silent victims of family violence, while they are not always heard they are always impacted. Exposure to family violence often poses serious long term effects on the physical, emotional and developmental needs of a child.

It is pivotal that children are heard, empowered and considered from crisis through to recovery.

The Hatchery’s Child Centred Approaches to Responding to Family Violence will bring together senior leaders and practitioners from across the sector with the purpose of driving forward real change by putting the child’s rights, voice and needs as the centre of services.
This conference will unpack practice responses to engage the voice of children, how to navigate conversations with children, working with adolescents who use violence and insights into improving service integration.

Why attend this event?

    • Hear international speakers from the Safe & Together Institute & the Centre for Response Based Practice
    • Maximise your learning outcomes by attending pre & post conference seminars facilitated by David Mandel & Dr Allan Wade
    • Share your thoughts & ask questions during live Q&A & an interactive roundtable discussion
    • Reduce your carbon footprint by attending this online event
    • Excellent Connectivity & a tailored online experience facilitated by our premier conference platform & experienced IT, AV & delivery teams

    • Who will attend?

      Representatives of the Community, Government, Police & Justice sectors with responsibilities for:
    • Children/Child Protection
    • Family/Domestic Violence
    • Family Support Services
    • Women's Services
    • Men's Behaviour Change
    • Violence Prevention
    • Mental Health
    • Drugs and Alcohol

    • Free Pass Application

      The Hatchery is dedicated to connecting people with knowledge to inspire change. To do this, we endeavour to make our conferences as accessible as possible. As such, The Hatchery is delighted to offer a select number of free passes to organisations & representatives of small NGOs & interested individuals who may not otherwise be able to pay to attend.
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Benefits of attending

  • Insights from international keynote speakers David Mandel & Dr Allan Wade
  • Hear how the voice of children is embedded in Family Court, Child Protection & Police
  • Learn how to implement age appropriate safety planning
  • Implement cultural practice frameworks when working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children & families
  • Improve integration & communication of services through a child-centred approach
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Key Speakers

David Mandel
Executive Director
Safe and Together Institute
Dr Allan Wade
Co-Founder of Response-Based Practice
Centre for Response Based Practice
Sarah Bramwell
Director Practice Learning, Office of the Senior Practitioner
NSW Department of Communities & Justice
Magistrate Colin Strofield
Domestic Violence Court Queensland