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Domestic abuse and technology

14 October 2019, Webinar

About the event

Webinar style: Online workshop, presentation with regular polls and audience discussion.

Time: 11.00pm - 12.00pm

Speakers: Darren Minton, brightsky promotion manager, TecSOS and Emma Lindley, housing strategy lead officer, Ashfield District Council & Chair of CIH East Midlands

Chair: Yoric Irving-Clarke, policy and practice research officer, Chartered Institute of Housing


Benefits of attending

Online platforms are increasingly used to perpetrate domestic abuse. Online domestic abuse can include behaviours such as monitoring of social media profiles or emails, abuse over social media such as Facebook or Twitter, sharing intimate photos or videos without your consent, using GPs locators or spyware.

It is vital that housing providers are able to support survivors to stay safe online to ensure that a survivor can safely leave an abusive relationship without either continuing to be abused online or their new location being discovered through technology.

Technology also has an important role to play in safety planning for survivors, providing a way to discreetly log evidence, search for support services and understand when a relationship is abusive.

This webinar mini series will provide an introduction to how perpetrators use technology to perpetrate domestic abuse and how to support survivors to stay safe online. It will also highlight how technology can be used to stay safe and safely leave an abusive relationship.

Booking information

This mini series of webinars are CIH member exclusive.  For non-members interested in taking part in the webinars why not become a member now and it's free until the end of the year when you sign up for 2020 membership.  Please contact if you would like to join for 2020.

Please read the system requirement document to ensure that you have a compatible computer or mobile device before registering your place.

Members: Click on the book button and book your place using your CIH membership number and password.

You will receive joining instructions prior to the webinar which will include details of how to join the webinar and how to register onto the webinar software. Please note you must register onto the webinar software in order to join the webinar.

If you have any problems, please contact

Please note: Delegates will be given the opportunity to verbally participate during the session. Please ensure that you are in a quiet, noise free environment, we also recommend using a microphone and speaker USB headset. Pleae click on the system requirement document above for more information.



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