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Whole Family IDVA


Natalie joined Home-Start East Sussex in 2022 after spending 8 years working in the police, most recently as a civilian detective investigating serious & complex crime.

She is passionate about reducing domestic abuse, violence against women & girls, and helping support victim survivors and their families to move on with their lives. She has worked closely with victims, perpetrators and families affected by a variety of crime, but is particularly experienced in investigating domestic abuse at all levels of risk.

Natalie is very knowledgeable about the impact of domestic abuse, the workings of the criminal justice system. She has worked closely with partner agencies over the years including children services, IDVAs, solicitors and mental health services. She has previously worked as a MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) coordinator working closely with partner agencies involved in the MARAC process and child protection conferences

Natalie is motivated by wanting to help others and found working with victims particularly rewarding in her previous roles.

Relevant Qualifications and Training:

  • Achieved a Chief Constables Award in September 2021 for ‘For relentless determination, resilience and investigative skill in a complex, high risk, domestic abuse stalking case. For re-engaging the victim, showing incredible victim focus and tenacity, to obtain the evidence to charge the perpetrator and obtain a guilty plea at crown court.’
  • PIP2 accredited detective investigator
  • Tier 2 trained in interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects
  • Working towards SafeLives IDVA qualification
  • Working towards Healing Together traumed informed delivery of services
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