THE traumatic and far-reaching effects domestic violence can have on children caught in the crossfire was tackled at a major conference.
A series of presentations by leading experts was given at the event hosted by Wigan Council, Barnardo’s, family law firm Stephensons Solicitors and The Freedom Programme at Leigh Sports Village.
A provocative play from the Certain Curtain Theatre brought the issue of domestic abuse to life, along with a talk by Trevor Fairhurst, the Hindley dad whose daughter Carly was killed by her violent boyfriend six years ago.
Around 200 professionals who work with children and families affected by domestic abuse attended.
Mike Devlin, of Stephensons, said: “The overriding aim was to promote a multi-agency approach to domestic abuse in our region.”