First PPANI Conference

23/05/2019

First PPANI ConferenceThe Western Trust recently hosted the first Western Trust PPANI Conference entitled, Sharing the Learning. The purpose of the conference was to raise awareness of arrangements in place to protect the public from domestic and sexual abuse. 
 
The multi-agency event was held over two days in Omagh and Londonderry with over 140 professionals attending from Health and Social Services, Youth Justice and Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI). The conference highlighted the interface between Public Protection services and Health and Social Care while working in the complex area of domestic and sexual offending. Guest speakers from PBNI, Youth Justice, PSNI and Trust staff addressed the conference.

District Judge Barney McElholm, who opened the conference in Londonderry addressed the participants by praising the work undertaken by frontline staff and highlighted the development of the new Family Justice Centre in the West to work with those who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse.

Ursula McElroy, Acting Principal Officer, PPANI speaking at the conference said, “The two day event was highly successful and was testament to work ongoing within the Trust and partner agencies in promoting best practice in domestic and sexual abuse intervention and prevention”.