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Join us on our journey to create more abuse free futures

Rachel Peru, is a silver haired curve model, body confidence activist, midlife influencer, and the woman behind Liberte Free to Be.

“After Claire came on my ‘Liberte, Free to be’ Podcast, I was blown away by her dedication and huge amount of work that still needs to be done. I’m delighted to be presenting this years event and helping to shine a light on such a much needed conversation.
I am looking forward to show casing a beautiful dress being generously donated by Blonde and Wise. Collaboration is a fantastic way to raise awareness.” 

 

Rachel Peru

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CPUK Conference story

An event to heal the divide between those who have experienced abuse and professionals working to protect us.

Clear Path UK (CIC) is a coalition of survivor lead services who are pooling resources and research to create legislation and educated abuse reform.

To fix a problem, we believe we must first acknowledge it and discover its root causes. 
“We must stop pulling people out of the water. We must go upstream and find out why they are falling in.” - Desmond Tutu

At Clear Path UK we now know why. We have also identified realistic, achievable solutions.

With prevention, action, trust, and healing at the core of everything we do, we aim to revolutionise the way abuse is tackled in the UK and engineer a progressive, achievable and sustainable system.
  
Over the last few years our event has highlighted issues and concerns from across the public and abuse sectors, headlining high profile speakers such as Lisa Surridge (National VAWG taskforce, Natalie Page (Survivor Family Network), Clare Waters (British psychological society), Jeremy Indika (Something to Say), Eve Horne (The Unheard) and Fiona Millar (Watford Womens Centre).

Since we formed, we have campaigned and gained the support of public figures and officials such as MP Andrew Bowie, Dame Eleanor Laing, Fiona Kennedy, Nadeem Shaikh, and Chris Luff MBE.

This time, we’re expanding our conference to a full two-day event, and taking our resources and campaign to Leeds, West Yorkshire.

 

Our story will be told through the collective voices of influencers, survivors, and professionals in the field, to inspire, educate and empower.
Each talk will have an element of lived experience, wider societal issues, and a call to action for services and organisations who can directly impact the situation in a positive way. Through this series of talks, resources and insights into obstacles faced and available solutions will be offered.
We will show delegates how the different types of abuse are caused, linked and ultimately, how they can be prevented, or their impact reduced.

Attending influencers include MPs, members of the judiciary, police commissioners, advocates, SM influencers and leaders in child protection organisations such as social services.

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  • Clear Path UK Conference 2024 (HYBRID EVENT)
    Clear Path UK Conference 2024 (HYBRID EVENT)
    Thu, 10 Oct
    Leeds
    10 Oct 2024, 09:00 BST – 11 Oct 2024, 18:00 BST
    Leeds, 60 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3DL, UK
    10 Oct 2024, 09:00 BST – 11 Oct 2024, 18:00 BST
    Leeds, 60 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3DL, UK
    Our hybrid event is guaranteed to inspire, educate and empower you to help create more abuse free futures.

RAFFLE PRIZES

This years event will also include a fundraising raffle.

Prize values range from £10 - £200. 

CPUK AWARDS

CPUK gives recognition to those paving the way to more abuse free futures. 

Who will you nominate?

ENTERTAINMENT

What's an event like this without a little music and talent to lift your spirits and allow you to let your hair down?

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INSPIRE     EDUCATE      EMPOWER

Dr Charlotte Proudman

Charlotte is an award-winning barrister with an extensive practice in complex trials and appellate cases, often encompassing ground-breaking points of law. Ranked as Legal 500’s Leading Junior, Charlotte acts in high value matrimonial finance cases, private law children, child abduction, surrogacy and serious public law children cases. She works on complex cases involving male violence against women that cut across crime, civil litigation and immigration law. She has represented and advised high-profile public and political figures. Charlotte was Highly Commended (as runner-up) in the Woman of the Year category and was also shortlisted for Advocate of the Year, at the Women and Diversity in Law awards 2024, having previously won the ‘Advocate of the Year’ at the same Awards in 2023. She was named ‘Hot 100’ by the Lawyer 2021, she was highly commended for ‘Junior Family Law Barrister of the Year’ and won ‘Case of the Year’ at the Family Law Awards 2021 and she was awarded ‘Rising Star’ at the Women in Law Awards 2020.

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Shamsa Araweelo

As a passionate social activist and a resilient survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM), Shamsa Araweelo has transformed personal adversity into a powerful force for change. With a deep-seated commitment to combatting gender and honor-based violence, Shamsa tirelessly works to eradicate the harmful practices of FGM and forced re-culturing, providing crucial training to professionals across various sectors, including border control. Shamsa's activism has resonated on a global scale, with social media campaigns reaching over 90 million people, creating an unprecedented wave of awareness and advocacy against FGM and honor-based violence. Recognised for this unparalleled contribution, Shamsa was honored with an honorary fellowship by the University of Winchester, acknowledging a relentless pursuit of justice and empowerment for survivors. As a proud member of UN Women UK and celebrated as one of the BBC 100 Women of 2023, Shamsa's work not only shines a light on the darkest corners of societal practices but also embodies hope, resilience, and the unyielding belief in the power of change

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Jane Monckton-Smith

Professor Jane Monkton-Smith OBE's research is focused around interpersonal violence, and especially how we can prevent homicide. She works with professionals in reviewing homicides and training . She also work with families bereaved through homicide to help them with criminal justice processes. Jane is nationally recognised for her work, including awards such as, FWSA book prize for Murder, Gender and the Media 2013, and Suzy Lamplugh Trust Taking stalking Seriously award 2016.

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Dr Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor FRSA is a British feminist author, campaigner, and founder of Victim Focus. She wrote the 2020 book Why Women Are Blamed For Everything. She went on to publish a further two award winning books (Sexy but Psycho & The ITIM) and has released a fourth this April (UNDERCLASS). She has made appearances on British television, including BBC Two documentary Womanhood, and in the true crime documentary My Lover, My Killer, which aired on Channel Five.

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8 out of 10 people escaping abuse have also suffered financial control and abuse.

 

To remove the barrier for survivors accessing our event we have created the "GIFT A TICKET" option.

If you are able, please consider paying it forward by clicking the button below.

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Keynote Speakers

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What previous attendees think...

Claire Chamberlain

Claire Louise Chamberlain is a survivor of childhood trauma and abuse. She founded CPUK and created The Four Cornerstones of Healing. A court proof, trauma informed, healing programme that is free for survivors of abuse. She was given a special recognition by The Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize 2023 for her work in the VAWG sector.

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Dr Liz Dalgarno

Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno is the Director and Founder of SHERA and SHERA's Research and Development Lead. Elizabeth has worked in public and private health and social care for over 20 years and specialises in challenging inequalities and systemic challenges in health and social care. Her work centres always around vulnerable and/or marginalised groups. She is a staunch advocate of co-designed, developed and conducted research, where research is undertaken by and with the people it concerns, rather than 'on' them. She teaches Global Women's Health and Health System Challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries, through a complex adaptive system (CAS) lens, on the Master's in Public Health at The University of Manchester (amongst other roles) and has special interests in adult social care, the health and trauma impacts and experiences of women and children who are victim-survivors of abuse, family court experiences and health impacts, gender-based violence, domestic abuse/violence, coercive control and post-separation abuse.

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Rosie Watson

Rosie Watson is Head of External Relations at the Domestic Abuse (DA) Alliance, which brings together organisations working on the frontline of domestic abuse with the civil legal sector to provide immediate legal assistance and protection for victims. Prior to working for the DA Alliance, Rosie spent several years in the policing and criminal justice sector, shining a spotlight on victim support services. Rosie is a White Ribbon Champion and is currently studying for a Diploma in Domestic Abuse & Violence Awareness. “The Domestic Abuse Alliance is proud to be a member of Clear Path UK. When Erica Jong wrote the novel Fear of Flying in 1973 it addressed the many conflicts arising for women – around womanhood, femininity, love, freedom and purpose. She said: “We don’t have a clear path forward, and that’s been the case [for feminism] since the 18th century, when the idea of the rights of women actually began.” Today, thanks to Claire Louise Chamberlain for establishing this coalition for positive change, we can start that journey towards a Clear Path.”

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Sharon Livermore

Sharon Livermore MBE is a domestic abuse survivor, campaigner & founder of Domestic Abuse Education. Domestic Abuse Education is a consultancy that exists to educate businesses on what domestic abuse is, the many forms it takes and how to support employees who are, or may go through, domestic abuse in their lifetime. Sharon is the co-founder and influence behind “Sharon’s Policy”, a FREE template domestic abuse policy and guidance notes; Sharon’s mission is to ensure that all businesses across the UK have a domestic abuse policy in place.

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Richard Port MBE

After reading Law at Nottingham Trent University, Richard completed his BPTC in 2012 at the University of West England with the aid of an Exhibition and Duke of Edinburgh scholarship awarded by the Inner Temple. Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2015 following completion of his LPC at Staffordshire University. Richard now specialises in complex child arrangement cases and matrimonial matters. Richard joined the Family Department at George Green LLP in April 2021. "I have worked for many years in protecting and representing domestic violence victims. I work closely with domestic violence organisations such as Trident Reach, Women's Aid and Derbyshire W.I.S.H. Many of my clients have been bullied, manipulated and have gone through extreme conditions due to their perpetrator. I do not allow that to continue and provide my client's with the tools and advice to break the cycle of domestic violence." Richard was made an MBE in the Queens New Years 2022 honours list for Legal Services to domestic abuse victims. Richard was awarded Solicitor of the Year 2022 in the Birmingham Law Society awards.

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Rie Pearson

As a police officer, Rie worked with many cases of Domestic Violence, striving to support victims and provide justice. She worked on research projects, developing a risk assessment tool that was rolled out across all UK police forces. She also worked with perpetrators to help them understand and change. "What I saw and heard always shocked and saddened me. The discussions around me were often heated and passionate. I’ve read many wonderful and helpful books by people who have overcome their struggles." After all this, Rie couldn’t find anything that challenged abusive behaviour from the very beginning. The early stuff. The under the radar stuff. The stuff that comes disguised as “caring”. She decided her experience and knowledge to change this and wrote “Be Kind. No Excuses" – a guide to help teenage girls recognise abusive behaviours in intimate relationships”. She has gone on to create more vital preventative resources including ABC & Find Your Voice.

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Prashansha Sharma

Prash created her signature H.E.A.A.L system to encourage, enlighten, and elevate survivors like her to see that trauma, pain and heartbreak don't get to define you. With over a decade's experience of working on herself, with mentors, healing masters and clients, she now offers a number of pro-