Tracey Emmott was invited to speak at the National Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service Conference 2017 on 23 November in Birmingham, organised by the Survivors Trust.
The title of the conference was “What's in it for me - developing survivor focused justice processes”, and provided an opportunity for Tracey to speak about civil compensation claims as a vehicle for redress in sexual abuse/assault cases.
The programme was also packed with lots of other interesting and relevant presentations. Dame Vera Baird DBE QC spoke by video link, heralding the importance of the ISVA in the criminal justice process (and beyond). Tom Perry gave a passionate bugle call for Mandatory Reporting, and we heard a first-hand account by a teenage survivor of online abuse, supported by Safe and Sound in Derby.
It was an invaluable day for all of those working with and supporting survivors of sexual violence, child sexual exploitation and abuse.