Victim Support National Conference 2004

Draft programme

Tuesday 6 July

12 noon Delegates arrive
12 - 2 pm Lunch
2.15 - 4 pm Opening Plenary - Helping victims and witnesses in a changing political environment
Speakers: Baroness Scotland
Brian Paddick, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Territorial Policing, Metropolitan Police
4 - 4.30 pm Tea and coffee
4.30 - 6 pm Conference sessions
6 - 8 pm Dinner
7. 30 - 9 pm Entertainment

Wednesday 7 July

7.30 - 8.30 am Breakfast
9.15 - 11 am Plenary - Meeting the needs of a diverse community
Speakers: Kusminder Chahal, Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire
Sean Larkins, Managing Consultant and Head of Inclusivity Consultancy, COI Communications
Peter Tatchell, a gay and human rights campaigner
11 am - 11.30 am Tea and coffee
11.30 - 1 pm Conference sessions
1 - 2. 30 pm Lunch
2.30 - 4 pm Conference sessions
4 - 4.30 pm Tea and coffee
4.30 - 6 pm Conference sessions
8 pm Dinner in the Panorama Suite

Thursday 8 July

7.30 - 8.30 am Breakfast
9.15 - 11 am Closing Plenary - The media's role in reporting crime and the impact on victims and witnesses
Speakers: Tim Toulmin, Director, Press Complaints Commission
Merlyn Nuttal - victim of violent assault
Clarence Mitchell, BBC journalist who reported on the Soham case
Louise Court, Editor, Best magazine
11 - 11.30 am Tea and coffee
11.30 - 1 pmConference sessions
1 pm Lunch

Conference ends