Chris Mackay

Chris Mackay

Domestic Abuse and Survivor Champion

Domestic Abuse Victims’/Survivor Champion

The Domestic Abuse Victim’/survivor Champion, works with all major partner agencies, organisations and systems which provide support and services to victim/survivors of Domestic Abuse (DA). The Champion reports directly to my office and to a Durham and Darlington multi-agency executive group. Her main task is to independently seek the views and lived experiences of DA victim/survivors, which involves conducting individual interviews ,discussion groups, video interviews/ conversations, and using any combination of these and other methods. The Champion works alongside my policy officers, to ensure that the victim’s voice is central to service planning and commissioning. The expected impact will be that services provided truly respond to the stated needs of victim/survivors of DA, and systems are easier for them to understand and use.      

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