We are committed to tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG). This means acts of violence or abuse that we know disproportionately affect women and girls such as rape, sexual assault, domestic abuse, cyber flashing, revenge porn, female genital mutilation, stalking, harassment and cat calling.
It’s our priority to create an environment where women and girls can feel safe and be safe within Lincolnshire, free of fear and harassment. To do this, we need to listen to the voices of those with lived experience to shape our response.
VAWG Voices is an Independent Advisory Group that creates a safe space for women to speak openly, have challenging, constructive and reflective conversations, with an aim of influencing how we design and deliver our service to the public and become more inclusive as an employer.
The VAWG Voices group will focus on the three key priorities of increasing trust and confidence in policing; pursuit of perpetrators; and creating safe spaces (in private, public, online and in schools).
As a member of the VAWG Voices group you will proactively contribute through sharing individual lived experiences and knowledge to inform and constructively challenge the development and delivery of policing services. You will give and receive feedback to and from your communities. You may be called upon as a ‘critical friend’ during an incident which could have a major impact on your community. You will undertake scrutiny of police perpetrator domestic abuse cases. There is a code of conduct and a confidentiality agreement that all members must sign up to. We ask that you attend at least two meetings a year which are held quarterly via Microsoft Teams. Members are volunteers and therefore not paid, although expenses would be paid in line with Force policy.
If you are interested in applying, or would like to find out more, please email: [email protected]