‘Life Through a Lens: Our Stories Matter’ – Conference


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Smithton Church
Murray Road, Inverness, Highland, IV2 7YU
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Conference Information

This event aims to address the issues from childhood which can impact on people’s lives as they enter adulthood and beyond. By listening to, and hearing people’s personal stories, we begin to understand the issues and complexities which surround individuals, families and communities. You will hear individual accounts of domestic abuse, substance use, child abuse and the justice system. Hosted by the Community Justice Partnership and Highland Child Protection Committee this event is open to all practitioners working with children, young people and adults who may have been affected by any of these issues.

You will have the opportunity to hear from a line up of insightful speakers including: Darren McGarvey, Luke Hart, Matt Carey and Madeleine Black. The day will be facilitated by James Docherty from the Violence Reduction Unit.

Please note, this event will contain content which some attendees might find distressing. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us or discuss with a line manager. Due to the content, this event is not suitable for children and young people under 16 years.

Coffee and registration will be available from 9.30am. In order to allow time for the marketplace to be set up, there will be no access to the venue before 9.15am. The main Conference will begin at 10am promptly. The event will finish by 4pm.

Booking a Place

Places are extremely limited and we expect demand to be high. In order to avoid disappointment, please book early. Whilst we will try and accommodate everyone, we may need to limit places to 1-2 per team/agency. Please do not attend without booking confirmation as you will not be able to access the event. We will seek permission to share conference presentations on the website following the event.

NB: If you are booking 2 places, please put the name of the other delegate in the Comments box below.

Unfortunately, on this occasion, VC facilities are not available.

Cancellation of Places

If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.  The Committee do ask for a minimum of 24-hour notice of cancellation and operate a non-attendance fee of £30 to cover costs.


Bookings are closed for this event.