Speakers and Attendees of the No Excuse for Abuse Conference 2014
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On Thursday 27th November WAND and the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill presented the No Excuse for Abuse Conference 2014.

It was held at the Bovington Park Conference Centre and had a remarkable line up of speakers and was Chaired by author and Patron of WAND, Tracey West.

The speakers comprised:

The speakers took the floor for the first half of the day and concluded with a Q & A session from the audience which took everyone through to a slightly later start for lunch, due to the incredible presentations from the speakers which overran. Eve Thomas received a standing ovation from the audience after her passionate delivery about how the court system needs to protect the location of vulnerable women who are suffering at the hands of abusive partners.

After lunch, the groups split into small groups to attend a variety of workshops, namely:

There were well over 200 people in attendance and the day was an unquestionable success.

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The Team