VAWG Forum

Statement of purpose

The Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Forum will share good practice, raise awareness of domestic and sexual abuse and violence against women and girls crime types and enable practitioners to stay up to date with local, regional and national policies that impact on the sector.

The Forum will not make operational or strategic decisions directly, but will provide strategy advice, feedback and support to the VAWG Programme Board.

The Forum will provide opportunities for:

  • Networking - providing mutual support and encouragement and developing a strong and effective partnership;
  • Sharing effective practice and good news stories;
  • Working together to overcome barriers to local delivery;
  • Keeping up to date with, and helping to inform, Brighton and Hove, Sussex and national policy in relation to VAWG and related themes; and
  • Provide strategy advice, feedback and support to the VAWG Programme Board, as well as influencing and lobbying for VAWG and wider policy developments.

Upcoming meetings in 2017

The Forum meets quarterly

 

  • December meeting to be confirmed

Meeting Archive

2017

  • Thursday 14th September 2017 - access the agenda (click here) or the notes of the meeting (click here)
  • Thursday 8th June 2017 - access the agenda (click here)  or the notes of the meeting (click here)
  • Thursday 9th March 2017 - access the agenda (click here) or the notes of the meeting (click here)

2016

  • Thursday 11th February - access the agenda (click here) or the notes of the meeting (click here)
  • Thursday 12th May - access the agenda (click here) or the notes of the meeting (click here)
  • Thursday 8th September - access the agenda (click here) or the notes of the meeting (click here)
  • Thursday 8th December - the Forum was replaced by a Coercive Control Conference

2015

For information on meetings in 2014 or earlier, please contact the Partnership Community Safety Team using the details below.

Attending the Forum

Anyone interested in becoming a new member of the Forum should contact the Partnership Community Safety Team in order to express their interest and their commitment to supporting the coordinated community response to ending domestic and sexual abuse and violence against women and girls in Brighton & Hove.

Keep up to date

To find out more about the local domestic violence and abuse, sexual violence and violence against women and girls e-news, click here.

Further information

For further information, or to discuss the strategy, contact the Training and Awareness Officer, Luke Martin:

E-mail: Luke.Martin@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Telephone: 01273 291101