Star of the Month 2021

Welcome to Star of the Month, where each month we'll celebrate an amazing professional who goes above and beyond to help victims and survivors of domestic abuse. 

Do you know a professional who has gone above and beyond to change the response to domestic abuse and keep survivors and their families safe? Nominate someone for Star of the Month by emailing communications@safelives.org.uk with ‘Star of the Month’ as the subject line.

See the Stars of 2018

See the Stars of 2019

See the Stars of 2020

In 1996 Kelly became a volunteer for Women’s Aid. She also trained new volunteers for the helpline and worked as part of a wonderful women’s collective. Kelly took a paid job at Bromford in 1996 and has worked in many varied roles there, all of which have had safeguarding at the heart of them.

Fiona's first job was in Intensive Probation and from there she worked in Community Payback and then a groupwork programme for females involved in offending. Fiona later moved to work with females exploited by prostitution for a number of years. 

Caitlin is a trans woman who did not realise she was trans until she was 64. All her life she had known that she felt "wrong", but had not known what "right" was. It wasn't something that was talked about when Caitlin was a child. She just thought that everyone felt like that but managed to hide it better.

Kirsten works for Voices. Voices supports over 100 women a year and they have developed a trauma informed approach that covers all aspects of support from disclosure to recovery from domestic abuse.

Sharon is a Chief Inspector in Avon and Somerset Police, working in South Somerset and Mendip leading the Neighbour teams and Partnership work. She has been a police officer for 21 years, having worked in uniform all that time her love is working in the Community, where you ge

Bridie left the Police last year (2020) in order to work for herself, setting up ‘Better Lives Training & Consultancy’ with her partner. Bridie is also a SafeLives core associate, working as the Relationship manager for the DA Matters Champions Leads nationally. 

Lynsey has worked in domestic abuse support for 11 years and her journey started off as a trainee support worker at Harbour, working with women and children in Refuge’s. 

Dr Asha Patel is a qualified clinical psychologist and founder of the multi award winning social enterprise.