Clare Walker is a Domestic Abuse Consultant with a unique in-depth 360-degree view and understanding of domestic abuse.
Clare has worked in various roles in social care settings starting as a volunteer and successfully transferring her hospitality management & training executive skills into social care management roles. In this context Clare designed and set up many projects locally and was also involved in developing national strategic practice development and guidance with various academic, governmental and regulatory, strategic national bodies, such as Department of Health, Community Care, Social Care Institute for Excellence, Working Together Network, Norah Fry Institute, Joseph Rowntree Trust, Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Network.
In 2003 Clare set up the 1st Freedom Programme victims support group in Leicester which she stillruns. Clare is one of 5 Licensed trainers of the Freedom Programme and has been training professionals in the model as well as all things domestic abuse related, UK wide since 2006 to professionals in health, social care, education, military, law and law enforcement sectors.Clare is a Visiting Lecturer at various Universities since 2006.
Clare set up her own company; Clare Walker Consultancy 2011. She is an Expert Witness representing victims going through Court processes UK wide. And has developed training on identifying & evidencing coercive control.
This year she has been focusing on the issues when spiritual abuse is used as an aspect of domestic abuse – from any faith context. Clare has also been working on identifying the links between misogyny, domestic abuse, radicalisation and terrorism. Clare is a trained Domestic Homicide Review Chair and was proud to receive the 2017 Award from the Crown Prosecution Service & Her Majesty’s Court & Tribunal Service.