Meet the team

How We Work

Sarah

Chief Executive

I joined NIDAS in November 2020 as their new CEO. Since joining I have taken NIDAS through a significant and exciting period of change. We have a clear strategic direction and I am proud to drive this forward with the support and hard work of an amazing team of specialists.

Leanne

Service Delivery Manager (DAPA)

My role at NIDAS is the Service Delivery Manager ensuring that service delivery and management is maintained across all teams at NIDAS, and working alongside the CEO. I have been at NIDAS for over 7 years and have had various practitioner roles working with women & children, I was the previous team leader for the family team before moving into management.

Ellie

Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker and Freedom Programme Facilitator

I am one of the outreach workers here at NIDAS, I provide practical and emotional support to survivors on a one to one basis. The support I provide focuses on safety planning, domestic abuse awareness and confidence and self esteem. I also deliver the freedom programme, which is a group programme which explores the reality of domestic abuse.

Kate

Family Team Coordinator

I am the Family Team Co-Ordinator and Referral and Assessment Worker at NIDAS. I provide additional case management support to the family team and strengthen partnership links with wider agencies. In addition, I complete referral and assessment work with clients.

Sabah

Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker and Freedom Programme Facilitator

I am a Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker and I support victims of domestic abuse in one to one support sessions and informing them of the different types of abuse and how to recognise it. I also provide advocacy support such as liaising with solicitors and social workers on behalf of my clients. I am also a trained freedom programme facilitator.

Sam

Family Team Support Worker

I support families to understand how domestic abuse can impact on relationships and family dynamics and support them to strengthen these bonds so that they are able to move forward together, in a positive way.

Natalie

Referral and Assessment Worker

I am the CYP/Court Referral & Assessment Worker. I make the initial contact and offer ongoing support, advice and signposting for young people and their parents while they are on the waiting list for 1:1 support.

Louise

Family Court IDVA

I’m Louise and I support people who are going through the Family and Civil courts.  I offer practical and emotional support and risk assess throughout to ensure that people are safe during this process.

Kelly

Teen Outreach Worker

I am the Teen Outreach Worker, I work with young people aged between 12 to 25 years old who have been affected by domestic abuse within the family or their own intimate relationships. I provide practical and emotional support to help young people understand their experiences in a safe and confidential environment.

Meghan

Children’s Outreach Worker

I am the Children’s Worker, and I offer fun, engaging support for children to help them learn about their emotions and who they have to support them.

Sarah C

Reception and Administration Officer

Having very recently joined NIDAS I am looking forward to working and getting to know the amazing team.
My role as Reception/Administration Officer is the first point of contact for NIDAS, responding to calls from survivors of abuse and professionals. I also process referrals coming into NIDAS and put through to the relevant project.

Rob

Grants and fundraising officer

I am the Grant and Fundraising Officer which is a new and exciting role for NIDAS, this role will be instrumental in the development of the strategic plan. To ensure that we create a financially secure organisation which is one of our priorities over the next three years.