Do not ignore the signs was a cross-partnership conference about healthy relationships for adults, children and young people, addressing the root causes of domestic abuse, sexual violence and violence against women and girls in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (CIOS).

The event was delivered in partnership by Safer Cornwall and CIOS Safeguarding Adults and Children’s Boards (SAB and OSCP).


Keynote presentation: Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales
The persistence of sexism: Laura Bates, Everyday Sexism
Engaging with boys and young men – Our key role in creating a safer world: Nathaniel Horne, Beyond Equality
Innovation in healthy relationships education: Kate Sidwell + Andrew Ferguson, Young People Cornwall (YPC)
Innovation in healthy relationships education – Healthy relationships alliance (Women’s Aid, Safer Futures and Brook) : Natasha Davey-Diop + Lucy Walsh, Cornwall Council
Innovation in healthy relationships education: Natalie Parr + Marie Rule, Bishops’ C of E Academy

7c Lived experience of healthy relationships education in schools – Marie and Natalie

Innovation in healthy relationships education: Lucy Cokes, Falmouth University
Q&A: Morning session

7d Falmouth University creative advertising – Lucy Cokes

Making a difference – over 60s and domestic abuse: Dina Holder, The Women’s Centre Cornwall
The healthy relationships foundation programme: Fleur Buechler, Barnardo’s – Safer Futures

9 Over 60s in CIoS affected by DASV – Dina Holder

With thanks to CIOS NHS ICB; Victim Support; CIOS SAB; and CIOS OSCP for additional funding and making this conference happen.