Sue Poole worked tirelessly to support adults and children affected by the impact of domestic abuse. Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Police are pleased to support the Award and to encourage individuals and agencies to develop supportive interventions that reduce the harm experienced by victims and survivors.
Nominations are welcomed from any of the VAWG strands, which are defined by the Home Office as:
- Domestic Abuse
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Forced Marriage
- Faith Based Violence
- Prostitution and Trafficking
- Sexual Exploitation Relating to Modern Slavery
- Sexual Violence/Harassment/ Exploitation
- Cyber Flashing
- Coercive and Controlling Behaviour
- Up skirting
- Revenge Porn.
There is a recognition that there is a disproportionate impact on women and girls but that men and boys are also affected by these issues.
The Award recognises individuals or organisational innovation, achievement and commitment, in developing and maintaining projects, initiatives and solutions for victims and survivors of violence and abuse.
Nominations for the Sue Poole Award are now closed and the winner will be announced in October 2022.