Rachel WilliamsSurvivor, Ambassador, Pioneer, Author and the inspiration and driving force behind the first ever survivor led conference in Wales.
First Minister - Mark Drakeford
Chris Jones Chris joined the weather presentation team at S4C in 1991, his interests include volunteer and charity work and is a regular contributor on Radio Wales Cymru. He has conducted media lectures for Swansea University as well as hosting events for Welsh Assembly, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Sustain Wales.
Georgia Hooper Survivor and future campaigner
Laura Richards BSc, MSc. MBPsSLaura is an award winning and world-renowned criminal behavioural analyst and advocate who worked for a decade at New Scotland Yard as Head of the Homicide Prevention Unit and Head of the Violent Crime Intelligence and Analysis Unit.
Pat CravenCreator of the Freedom Programme and author of the bestselling book ‘Living with the Dominator’ and “Freedoms Flowers’ a book about the effects of male violence on children.
Helen Edwards Survivor
Luke HartOn 19th July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered in broad daylight by the families father using a sawn-off shot gun. He then committed suicide. Luke and Ryan Hart, the two surviving sons, now openly share their story to raise awareness of coercive and controlling behaviour. So far, they have trained police officers, police community support officers, NHS Personnel and legal professionals in the Crown Prosecution Service. They are White Ribbon Ambassadors and Refuge Champions speaking out against male violence towards women and children. They have released their book Remembered Forever, telling their story and challenging myths and stereotypes surrounding domestic abuse and coercive control.
Lynne Smillie Having experienced a background of childhood abuse and domestic violence within the family home and then witnessing our mother being killed from Domestic Homicide by my father in 1983, Lynn made a vow to our mother after she died that she would do something, one day, to make sure other women and children would not experience what we went through.
Saskia Lightburn-RitchieCEO - Cheshire without Abuse
Jo Silver and Michelle Phillips Director and Head of Practice - Safelives
Becky O’Brien and 3 piece band - Live set Survivor, singer and mother to 5 children, now living the dream in New York. Becky is testament that you can achieve your dreams and goals after domestic abuse. Finalist on BGT
Dame Vera Baird Victims Commissioner for England and Wales. Promoting interests of victims and witnesses.
Natasha Local Survivor
Dr. Jane Monckton SmithDr Jane Monckton Smith is a Forensic Criminologist and prize winning author specializing in homicide.
Gauri Survivor, SEEDS Member
Christine Ashton IDVA, ISVA, YPVA, Author, Trainer, Expert DV Witness, Campaigner, Freedom Programme Trainer. Chris Ashton is a highly skilled professional consultant for the Freedom Programme and other Domestic violence and abuse services. Chris has provided bespoke domestic abuse training throughout the UK and Ireland for a range of agencies. Chris is one of a handful of professionals who specialise in men’s programmes. With over 30 years experience, Chris Ashton is an expert in her field and is in great demand for her services.
Clare Walker 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 develop ment 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. Service in developing policy and practice. She also helps families bereaved through homicide with various criminal justice processes, through her work with chari table organisations. Her latest work tracks the journey to intimate partner homicide through an eight stage sequence.
Zoe DronfieldZoe is a mother, business women, a professional and a survivor of domestic violence in that order. Zoe refuses to be defined by her journey although is compelled to make changes for the future for others and her children. Zoe’s professional expertise allowed her to see how flawed that system is after being catapulted into the criminal and family justice system in 2014. Two very stark contrasts and Zoe wants to highlight the impact the system has on victims going through this at their most vulnerable time.
David Challen Domestic Violence Campaigner. David successfully campaigned to free his mother Sally Challen in a landmark case recognising coercive control this year. Freedom Programme Ambassador and Prison Advice and Care Trust Ambassador
Chris Jones Raffle
The Ace Support Hub has been set up by a voluntary collaboration of organisations called Cymru Well Wales, to support you in making changes that make Wales a leader in tackling and preventing ACEs.
Working with you, our mission is to share ideas and learning, and to challenge and change ways of working so together, we break the cycles of ACEs.
National Stalking Advocacy Service. Supporting victims of stalking. Raising awareness.
Men & Women working together to end domestic violence (respect.uk.net)