Ensuring equality and working with communities
Creating a forum against domestic violence
Stevenage Borough Council
Stevenage Borough Council facilitates and supports the Stevenage Against Domestic Abuse Forum; a group of survivors that come together to discuss and propose actions to improve services provided by partner agencies for people seeking help to escape from domestic abuse. Forum members have also been empowered to be advocates and support workers for other victims. The Forum continues to grow in strength, raising the issue and enabling victims of domestic abuse to feel safe in seeking help and advice, as well as helping the wider service to be developed into neighbouring areas and authorities. The SADA Forum has been recognised nationally as a beacon of good practice and has won the TPAS National Award for Excellence in Community Action.