We offer various training events, webinars, and resources to a wide range of professionals to help increase awareness about the dynamics of domestic abuse and animal cruelty.

Everyone is welcome, and the training will be particularly relevant to any member of the veterinary team and those working across the animal welfare, domestic abuse, child protection, medical, dental, or social care sectors.

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Southampton Speakers 11th June 2024

D.C.Supt Fiona Bitters

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary. / Force Domestic Abuse & Stalking lead

Laura Saunders photo

Laura Saunders

Freedom Project Manager – BSc (Hons)

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David Martin

Group Head of Animal Welfare at IVC Evidensia and veterinary forensic expert witness. / Links Group Trustee

Paddi Vint with her Boxer dog.

Paddi Vint

NSPCC | NSPCC Helpline Developments and Quality Manager

Jacqui Kilburn

Jacqui Kilburn

Women’s Aid Federation of England. / Head of Training and Education

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Paula Boyden

Veterinary Director at Dogs Trust and Links Group Chair – BVetMed, MRCVS

Jason Fletcher

Jason Fletcher

Principal Prosecution Case Manager (RSPCA) and TCM Accredited mediator / FCILEx

Colour photograph of Vicki Betton

Vicki Betton

British Veterinary Association / Links Vice Chair & Trustee

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What Our Attendees Say

The speaker's presentation was incredibly impactful. It truly opened my eyes to the importance of recognising and addressing the link between animal and human abuse. The Links Group's mission is now something I deeply support.

Attending this event was a game-changer for me. The insights shared by the speaker were both enlightening and motivating. I left feeling empowered to make a difference in my community.

'Even though I ask the question on the DASH form regarding animal abuse, I feel more confident how to respond’.

‘I thought it was brilliantly presented and one of the most worthwhile training sessions I have ever attended’.

‘Whilst the sharing of real scenarios from survivors' experiences was confronting and difficult to hear, it really cemented the knowledge and research you were providing’.