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Norfolk domestic abuse change coordinators

Paula DeVaux – City

“Hello there, I’m Paula and I am the DA (Domestic Abuse) Change Coordinator for City. I am currently on secondment from the National Probation Service and it was as a Probation Trainee in 2003 that my passion for working with domestic abuse was triggered. For many years I delivered and treatment managed IDAP (the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme), working with male perpetrators convicted for Domestic Abuse offences. I am also a qualified trainer for Women’s Safety Officers who work directly with victims of DA and a Train The Trainer for DASH (Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment risk assessment tool). Following promotion to a Senior Probation Officer role, I took a more strategic lead for Domestic Abuse, including regularly chairing MARACs (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences) and attending various influential DA Boards. In my spare time, I have always been an active supporter of the charity events held locally for Domestic Abuse Services and in 2010, I jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet to help raise money for Leeway – I would highly recommend it!”

Tabatha Breame – South Norfolk

"My name is Tabatha Breame and I am the Domestic Abuse Change Coordinator for South Norfolk. My background is in psychology and sociology and I believe this underpins much of the dynamics of domestic abuse.

Having this education allows me to understand how societal influences impact on the individual and how people can then form their beliefs and attitudes. The coordinator role is part time which allows me to continue my role as a domestic abuse worker for Orwell, in the Early Help Hub in South Norfolk. Prior to this role, I worked for another Orwell service in Norwich, temporary supported housing for single parent families. Young single parents are one of the most vulnerable client groups to be in abusive and violent relationships."

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