Embedding Authentic Voice; Bolton, Leicestershire and Sheffield

Our project across Bolton, Leicestershire and Sheffield aims to transform responses to domestic abuse by ensuring survivor voices are at the centre of design and delivery of policies and services. 

Thanks to National Lottery players, SafeLives has received more than £1.44m from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, for a community led approach to ending domestic abuse. The initiative puts local organisations and survivors at the heart of tackling domestic abuse by supporting them to share lived experience to develop best practice.     

The three-year project will deliver a blueprint for embedding child and adult domestic abuse survivors’ voices in community approaches to preventing, and supporting recovery from, domestic abuse. 

Learn more about the project here.  


Now open! Authentic Voice Coordinators - expressions of interest  

CLOSING DATE: 28th March 2024 

Authentic Voice Coordinators, based within the three areas will be central to the success of this project.  

The project will be delivered by a core SafeLives team alongside Authentic Voice Coordinators (AVC) recruited locally and located in a local service in each of the three areas.  

The AVC role is crucial to the project's success as they will have local knowledge and connections which will ensure the implementation and embedding of the model is truly informed by local survivors' needs. 

You can find out more about these roles in the following job descriptions. 

Authentic Voice Coordinator (AVC) 

Children & Young People’s Authentic Voice Coordinator  

We are now inviting expressions of interest from local organisations providing support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse to host the Authentic Voice Coordinator role for the duration of the project. The AVC role is fully funded by the project and all management, IT and oversight costs to the service are also funded. 

If you are a local organisation interested in hosting an AV Coordinator find out more in these packs: 

For more information please email - nlcf@safelives.org.uk