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Sarah Wigley

Sarah Wigley Associates

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Natasha Broomfield-Reid

Diverse Matters

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Imran Manzoor

Breaking the Silence

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Luke Martin

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Mindy Mahil

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April Dawn

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Sarah Wigley

Sarah Wigley Associates

Sarah Wigley is an experienced trainer and facilitator with extensive experience of developing and delivering safeguarding and domestic abuse training to both single and multi-agency learning groups across the health and social care sector. Sarah’s training is informed by frontline experience working with both survivors and perpetrators (current) of domestic abuse.

She is Hampton Trust CARA Facilitator, SafeLives Lead IDVA trainer, College of Policing DA Matters trainer (in partnership with SafeLives). Sarah has developed a preventative group work programme aimed at women experiencing non-highrisk domestic abuse. This is currently being rolled out nationally by a national charity. Sarah is as interested in the process of learning growth as much as in the content of training events.

Her ethos is that a training course does not automatically “magically” change practice – a more in-depth approach, however, can link with practitioners’ internal motivations to make effective change. Whilst professionals are all part of the “system”, the system itself needs to be steered towards a best practice approach to working with domestic abuse by the strategic decision makers.

Power is an incredible resource and when used wisely can directly positively impact the day to day lives of so many. Sarah’s approach is to build professional relationships with the areas she supports with the aim of being a resource to them. Sarah’s involvement with national organisations facilitates her sharing with areas, new ways of thinking and creative approaches that may be emerging.

Natasha Broomfield Reid

Diverse Matters

Natasha Broomfield Reid is the founder and Director of Diverse Matters. She is responsible for the overall running of the company and for the design and delivery of a range of diversity and inclusion solutions for clients across the voluntary, public, third and private sectors. Natasha has over 20 years’ experience of working within the diversity and inclusion field, and prior to setting up Diverse Matters and was the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Victim Support. Natasha led the organisation to become a Stonewall top 100 employer, achieve the ‘Leaders in Diversity’ and ‘Investors in Diversity’ accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity and the charity was the first national charity to achieve ‘Leaders in Diversity’ status.

Natasha achieved further recognition with through being shortlisted in both the 2015 ‘Excellence in Diversity Awards’ and ‘National Diversity Awards’ in the ‘Diverse Company’ category. Victim Support was also shortlisted for the Pink News Equality Award (2018/19). Within this role she supported the organisation to remain the top charity in the Stonewall top 100 2017/2018/19/20 Workplace Equality Index, Top Trans Inclusive organisation and Star Performing Organisation, become the top charity in the National Centre for Diversity’s Top 100 diverse organisations (2017), Best Employer for Race 2018, win the Business Disability Standard ‘Know How’ award for their support to victims with mental health issues as well as being a top 50 Inclusive Employer during 2016 and 2017 awarded by the Excellence in Diversity.

Natasha also worked as the Head of Development for Equal Approach. Equal Approach is a leading inclusive recruiter, diversity consultancy and training provider, supporting organisations to attract, recruit, recognise, retain and promote diverse talent, and make workplaces more inclusive. Natasha worked with organisations from a wide range of sectors including finance, recruitment, design, retail, legal and the public sector to support them to become more inclusive in their practices. This included a wide range of services including audits, training, policy and strategy development.

Natasha also currently supports law firm Mills & Reeve as the lead for Diversity and Inclusion development.

Imran Manzoor

Breaking the Silence

Imran Manzoor is a psycho therapist and the Director of , Breaking the Silence – a confidential service for men of Asian, African and African-Caribbean origin, aged 13+.

Their experienced counsellors are qualified in a range of therapies they are members of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). The practice adheres to and is informed by the ethical framework of the BACP. Imran is also the founder of Pegasus Therapeutic Services Ltd which offer counselling, training and consultancy.

Luke Martin

Associate

Luke Martin has fifteen years experience working in the domestic and sexual abuse sector. With both an academic and practical background in the field, Luke has established himself as one of the leading professionals on working with male victims of domestic and sexual abuse.Luke has been fully freelance as a consultant for the last three years, and part time for the last five. As a consultant Luke has been the author of the updated Working with Male Victims Toolkit for Respect (2019), as well as Home Office Funded national standards for services working with male victims of abuse (published December 2020).

Prior to this Luke worked as the Domestic and Sexual Violence and Violence Against Women and Girls Training Lead for Brighton and Hove City Council, building and delivering over 20 training packages across the city. He has also worked as an associate for SafeLives, training Independent Domestic Violence Advisors to an OCN Level 3 accreditation standard. Historically Luke has been brought in to several services to create and establish support services for male victims of domestic abuse, including Arch North Staffs and Solace Women’s Aid as well as deliver the frontline service as a SafeLives accredited Independent Domestic Violence Advisor.

After stepping away from frontline work in 2014 Luke’s main focus has been working alongside charities and Local Authorities to establish male support services, this includes the London Boroughs of Islington, Barnet, Southwark and Newham, Brighton and Hove and East Sussex. Luke has provided 6 months consultancy for the Home office on the ‘This is Abuse’ campaign, as well as 6 months building the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor role in to SurvivorsUK, the national charity supporting male victims of rape and sexual violence as well as writing the support guidance for the service.

Academically, Luke continues to lecture on men’s experiences of abuse, and is a guest lecturer for Goldsmith’s University on MA Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse. With an academic background in Law, he also lectures on several law and criminology courses. 2016 also saw the publication of ‘Debates of Difference: Male Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse’ in Domestic Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Protection, Prevention and Intervention, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Mindy Mahil

Associate

Mindy is a retired Police officer having served with West Midlands Police for 30 years. During his final 19 years as a police officer, he worked as a Detective. He has worked within a local CID department dealing with burglary, robbery, vehicle crime, fraud, rape and murder cases. He has investigated these crimes from the initial complaint to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.

Mindy is a specialist in forced marriage protection orders (FMPOs) and has led a number of forced marriage cases gaining 2 convictions in 2018 and 2020.

April Dawn

Associate

April comes from a background of more than 25 years in Training, Personal Development, Women’s Motivational Coaching, Academic Coaching and Mentoring.

She has years of working in the communities of London and Northampton managing projects including SRB5, Tackling Race Inequality Fund (TRIF), Supporting Women Back to Work with Northamptonshire Women’s Network and looking at The Impact of Domestic Abuse for BME women in Northampton with Sunflower Centre. Currently she working with Eve as a Domestic Abuse Training Consultant.

She is a passionate advocate for women’s health and wellbeing and broadcaster on women’s issues on the Women with Soul Show and more recently Conversations with AprilsDawn on N-Live Radio. She is consistently encouraging women to work on their self-esteem and confidence to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.

April is a Director of Creating Equalz she finds meaningful solutions to health and race inequalities, especially of women. Delivering training to professionals who have experienced trauma in the home and work through abuse in the name of tradition, culture and institutionalised racism. April is also a Group Work Facilitator for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

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