Understanding and responding to Polish women’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse in the UK
Last month, we were grateful to attend a national conference discussing Polish women’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse in the UK.
This is an issue that has for a long time been a hidden problem among the UK’s largest minority group, and it’s fantastic to see work being done to bring this issue to light – and address it.
Amaka Lawton at the conference.
Speakers at the conference shared the results of the first UK- wide study into the prevalence of domestic violence among the Polish community in the UK.
Also discussed were best practices in working with Polish families who are affected by domestic abuse.
The conference focused on a discussion about the growing concerns around domestic violence
and Polish women in the UK.
Following the talks, attendees were encouraged to network to share their thoughts and ideas, and we were able to attend workshops that further explained best practices for working with Polish families affected by domestic violence.
Amaka & Ken Lawton, with attendees and speakers at the event.
Many thanks to the organisers and speakers at this extremely insightful event. We are sure that the skills we learnt at this conference will be highly applicable to our work with Polish women in our local community.