20 Aug 2020

GDASS Young Persons' IDVA wins Star of the Month

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lisa Woodward, Young Persons' Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) at Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS), has been chosen as SafeLives' Star of the Month.

In her role, Lisa supports a caseload, as well as delivering training and presentations around working with young people. Lisa sits on the Missing and Child Exploitation Forum monthly and is a well respected professional within the Marac and MAPPA.

SafeLives is UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good. The SafeLives Star of the Month award celebrates an amazing professional who goes above and beyond to help victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

Michele Turley, Team Leader at GDASS, said: 'Lisa makes it her business to deliver consistently great results and service for clients; colleagues and the GDASS as a whole. It is a privilege to work with her and she is very much a shining light in the team. There is a no nonsense attitude that I believe Lisa is crafting – she will challenge decisions professionally and with confidence. There is not a trace of arrogance in her delivery and I believe she is completely unaware of her skills and expertise'

GDASS is a county-wide service working to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. 

In 2018 GreenSquare was successful in its bid to retain the contract to run GDASS for a five-year period until 2023, with the option to extend for up to a further two years to 2025.

For more information about GDASS, click here