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 wider VAWG meetings held in the city and Pan Sussex.

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 2020

The Forum meets quarterly

  • CANCELLED due to Government announcement in relation to the Covid-19 virus  Wednesday 1st April, between 10am - 12pm, Money Advice Plus, Tisbury Road Offices, Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road, BN3 3BQ (NOT NORTON ROAD ENTRANCE) 
  • CANCELLED due to Government announcement in relation to the Covid-19 virus  Wednesday 10th June, between 10am - 12pm, Money Advice Plus, Tisbury Road Offices, Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road, BN3 3BQ (NOT NORTON ROAD ENTRANCE)
  • Thursday 10th September, between 10am - 12pm, Money Advice Plus, Tisbury Road Offices, Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road, BN3 3BQ (NOT NORTON ROAD ENTRANCE)
  • Wednesday 9th December, between 10am - 12pm, Money Advice Plus, Tisbury Road Offices, Hove Town Hall, Tisbury Road, BN3 3BQ (NOT NORTON ROAD ENTRANCE)

Contacts:

Chair:  Jo-Anne.Welsh@oasisproject.org.uk

Vice Chair:  Jo.Gough@riseuk.org.uk

Partnership Officer for Domestic and Sexual Violence BHCC:  rose.hawkins@brighton-hove.gov.uk

 

Meeting Archive

2019

  • Wednesday 4th December 2019 - access the notes of the meeting (click here)

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