Even though we have come a long way, large pockets of society still exist where an improved understanding of domestic abuse might make a huge difference. These are the areas where we haven’t yet understood how what we do & the way we do it can act as a deterrent, help improve detection & even tackle the problem of domestic abuse. Legislation & the role it has played is a major factor. Is the way the Domestic Abuse Bill is working now, for instance, in any way similar to what we envisaged only a couple of years ago? For a bird’s eye view of these issues & a look at where we are headed, I can think of no better person to speak to than Suzanne Jacob. We each have a role to play. If you can’t see how you or what you do fits in, I suggest you listen to this episode. There are victims who have suffered decades of abuse for whom you may be the right person to speak to. Whatever level of understanding you have, there’s something in this conversation for you. About Suzanne Jacob OBE: Suzanne worked for the UK Government on some of its most challenging and high profile crime and security policies, many of which had complex legal and international dimensions. She led a significant part of the security programme for the 2012 Olympics, for which she was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2013. She joined UK-wide charity SafeLives in 2015, and became Chief Executive in December 2017. Find Suzanne on LinkedIn here Find more information about Safe Lives here About Donna Ohdedar: Donna has 16 years public sector experience, including her last role as Head of Law for a leading metropolitan authority. Now a safeguarding adviser & trainer, Donna is involved in serious case reviews in both children’s and adults’ safeguarding, domestic homicide and is a SILP Reviewer and Mentor. Donna offers ‘SILP School’ her university accredited training course, Momentum her space for reviewers & a free online network for leaders in review practice. Find out more about SILP School here Join the Facebook group here Find Donna on LinkedIn here Engagement + proportionality + strengths = SILP