STOCKTON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXECUTIVE GROUP

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					STOCKTON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXECUTIVE GROUP
TERMS OF REFERENCE

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Stockton Domestic Violence Executive Group is to provide strategic
leadership and impetus to the reduction and prevention of domestic violence in
Stockton.

It will achieve this through the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of
the Stockton Domestic Violence Strategy and supporting Action Plans. The key themes
of the strategy are:

Increasing the safety of victims       Safe choices for those experiencing domestic
                                                 violence

Holding abusers accountable            As a future deterrent to them and others

Reducing social acceptance             Challenge a culture of tolerance and inaction on
                                       domestic violence

Educating children and young people Enable children and young people to build
                                       relationships based on respect and mutual
                                       understanding

ACTIVITIES
The main activities of the Executive Group will be:

Resources                              Ensuring all members work together at a
                                       strategic level to maximise available resources
                                       for domestic violence and achieve best value

Partnership                            Working together to shape and guide the
                                       development of co-ordinated domestic violence
                                       services in the Borough

Performance                            Benchmarking and monitoring both the strategic
                                       direction and service provision in the Borough

Commitment                             Demonstrating a visible commitment to domestic
                                       violence services reflected in strategic plans,
                                       allocation of resources and actions.




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MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Executive Group will comprise of:

Core Membership
Mike Batty, Head of Community Protection Stockton BC, Safer Stockton Partnership
Marilyn Davies, Community Safety Manager, Stockton BC
Neil Pocklington, Principal Manager, Children & Young People’s Services, Stockton BC
Khalid Azam, Head of Strategy, Stockton BC
Naomi Garbutt, Modernisation Manager, Supporting People, Stockton BC
Sue Maddison, Head of Strategy, DAT Stockton BC
Helen Dean, Head of Policy and Performance Stockton BC
Andy Fox, Community Safety Inspector, Cleveland Police
Gary Gamesby, Chief Inspector Cleveland Police
Sue Brooks, Health Visitor, Chair of Stockton Domestic Violence Forum
Paul Noddings Area Housing Manager Central Stockton, Tristar Housing Ltd
Steven Groves, General Manager Emergency Services, North Tees Hospitals NHS Trust
Chris Binns, Mental Health Strategic Commissioner, North Tees PCT
Mark Telford, Locality Team Leader, Primary Care Trust
Lucia Saiger, Director of Operations, Teesside Probation Service
Clare Donaldson, Trail Unit Head Crown Prosecution Service
Pauline Foggo, Service Manager, CAFCASS
Julie Keay, SPO, H M Prison Service Holme House

Cabinet Representatives: Cllr Ann Cains
                         Cllr Eileen Johnson

Special Advisors : Lesley Gibson, Director, North Tees Women’s Aid



ROLE OF THE MEMBERS
Members of the Executive Group will:

 Champion domestic violence in their organisation or team within the framework of
  the Stockton Domestic Violence Strategy and Action Plans
 Feed information between their organisation or team and the Executive Group
 Commit to contribute to meetings of the Executive Group

CHAIR
The Executive Group will elect a chairperson from its members who will serve for a
year. The chair is eligible for re-appointment up to a maximum of three terms.




VICE CHAIR



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The Executive Group will elect a vice chairperson from its members who will serve for a
year. The vice chair is eligible for re-appointment up to a maximum of three terms.

VOTING RIGHTS
Members named under the core membership above, or their nominated representatives
are able to contribute to all voting decisions.
Cabinet members and special advisors are contributors to the meetings and will only be
permitted to vote on general issues at the discretion of the Chair and with the
agreement of core members.

ADMINISTRATION
Administrative support for the Executive Group will be provided by North Tees
Women’s Aid in conjunction with the Chair.

Agenda items should be submitted to the Chair no later than seven days before a
scheduled meeting.

FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS
The Executive Group will meet bimonthly until October 2007 when this frequency will
be reviewed.

LINKS WITH OTHER GROUPS
The Executive Group will report on its work to the Local Strategic Partnership,
Stockton Renaissance through:

   The Safer Stockton Partnership
   Children’s Trust Board
   Adult Care Partnership
   Supporting People

As other local executive or strategic groups are established in the Tees Valley, the
Chairs of these groups will meet to ensure a co-ordinated approach to domestic violence
across the Region.




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