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Seminar participants said...

"A very useful and informative day"

"Excellent depth and breadth of speakers - inspirational!"

"A very helpful day, wth debate and an opportunity to share experiences and learning. The core competencies are very useful"

"Really helpful to understand the legal context - this should be mandatory for NHS staff commissioning independent reviews"

"Some clear messages have come out regarding 'bigger picture' learning and keeping families at the centre. Thoroughly fascinating"

"A good opportunity for me to update myself on current thinking and practice in a fast moving area; also found networking and sharing experiences useful"

"Engaging and very able speakers"

"Wonderful array of talents, experience and knowledge"

"The whole day was practically focussed and very, very helpful, entertaining and informative"

"Fascinating day - I particularly enjoyed the afternoon and the discussion around joining up all the different processes"

"All very good and relevant. Excellent knowledge. Many useful points. Excellent day"

"Found the idea of post-recommendation implementation particularly helpful"

"I am new to this process and have learnt a lot from my attendance today. The contents of the day have been very well thought out and managed"

"Whole day was enjoyable. 'Report writing' tips very good"

"All seminars were very useful. The discussion about which review process should be used when you have a mental health death that was a domestic homicide, was very good"

"Another fascinating day - good range of speakers and topics. Very thought provoking and interesting. Great expertise!"

"Networking very good. Domestic homicide discussion very good"

"I found the seminar on SCR (Adults) v. helpful as I came to this knowing very little"

"I just wanted to say how fantastic I thought the Sequeli training events were"

"I would like to congratulate you on an excellent series of seminars. I found them very useful and they helped me to clarify my own thinking about future work possibilities"

Extracts from the above Seminars Summary

The victim's voice

'Frank Mullane, brother of Julia Pemberton who was killed in a domestic homicide along with her son, spoke of his input into the new statutory domestic homicide review Multi-Agency Guidance...he helped to write innovative leaflets produced by the Home Office to advise families. Most memorable was his description of the need for a ‘wide-angle lens’ in reviews, including victims’ and perpetrators’ families, friends and colleagues.

Emotion, he said, should not be shied away from as it helped to embed learning.

Families can helpfully keep an eye on progress with recommendations when they might otherwise be forgotten'.

The law and politics of investigation

Professor Jill Manthorpe, author of The Age of the Inquiry pointed out that 'the many 'hidden inquiries' require just as much rigour as those which are high profile'.

She added 'A tendency to seek evidence only from powerful professionals and experts in reviews should be resisted' and

'the more powerful the voice, the more likely they are to be asked to turn up whereas those with the most crucial information could be the cleaners'.


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