Cath Kane

Broad Cairn Associates

Overview

I have extensive experience in the assessment, development and delivery of partnership programmes and multi-agency interventions for addressing violence against women. I work with conscientious leaders at all levels, committed to improving strategic and operational responses to interpersonal violence. I help them meet the challenges of change, galvanise stronger partnerships and create environments that foster resilience. I utilise professional coaching theory and practice to support changes in perspective such as shifting to a ‘growth mindset’, addressing unconscious bias and building resilience in leadership.

In doing so, this enhances individual and organisational impact based on the principles of social justice and social change. Single agency and partnership outcomes are accelerated and the ultimate benefit is the creation of cooperative, collaborative professional cultures that respect and value survivors and their children, placing their needs at the centre of local interventions and public policy strategy.

As a qualified Community Education practitioner, I have a comprehensive understanding of intersectionality, social policy and the psychological impact of crime on individuals and communities. I am a strong advocate for inclusion and listening to the voices of those most at risk and most impacted by public policy change, in order to create healthier, sustainable, safer solutions to social problems.


Clients

Since 2011, have operated as a Consultant providing services for local authorities, housing sector, and specialist charities addressing violent crime, in particular gender-based violence, hate crime and safeguarding concerns. On occasions I work with other consultants to deliver contracts. Clients include

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, The Asian Women’s Resource Centre, The Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC), the Home Office, Shepherds Bush Housing Group, Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Project, Brighton and Hove City Council, Safe Newcastle, Newcastle City Council, Against Violence and Abuse (AVA), South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, Sutton Women’s Aid.


Qualifications

- BA (Hons) Community Education, First Class – The University of Edinburgh
- Scottish Council for Research & Education, Practitioners Award: the study reviewed the organisational development, culture and economic sustainability of women-centred, rape crisis provision and national policy
- SHND in Communications Studies – Aberdeen College of Commerce
- Communication, Advertising and Marketing (CAM) certificate, industry recognised

I find learning in all contexts and I am continually refining my learning to enable continuous professional development.

I am highly trained in DASH - The Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour Based Violence Risk Identification, Assessment and Management, Masterclass in Stalking and Harassment (S-DASH), DASH Masterclass (REQ accredited by the University of Brighton) and DASH Train the Trainer. I have extensive experience of risk identification to prevent to domestic violence homicide, in particular femicide.

I am trained in using the Stalking Risk Profile (SRP): The SRP model has evolved from the research and clinical work of Professor Paul Mullen, a principal authority on stalking.

I am familiar with the CORE assessment used in mental health and women’s specialist services supporting recovery of sexual violence survivors. I have worked extensively with Local Safeguarding Childrens Boards (LSCB) to enhance the reduction and prevention of domestic abuse and child deaths in service delivery settings.


Experience

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One to one and group coaching: building resilience in leadership, managing transitions and culture change, and enhancing performance outcomes, for leaders at all levels working towards gender equality, social justice and social change.

Provision of specialist advice to the Multi-Agency Stalking Intervention Project (MASIP) Management Team on interventions to address stalking behavior, including review and development of ‘blueprint models’ for future working. MASIP is a pioneering research and partnership programme, evaluating three different approaches in England. The project is managed by Suzy Lamplugh Trust, funded by the Home Office and evaluated by the Jill Dando foundation: bringing together psychological services, victim advocacy & criminal justice responses.

Worked with commissioners (NHS England & MOPAC) and service delivery organisations (Rape Crisis Services and Sexual Assault Referral Centres) to re-design the access, delivery and commissioning of sexual violence services across London. The role involved intensive stakeholder consultation; review and analysis of data and commissioning structure; research of alternative models of delivery and the creation of a transition plan to support re-commissioning and phased implementation.

Initially contracted as Chief Operating Officer (COO), previous 9 months and offered Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role for further 6 months for Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service. Within the COO role I managed the team; refreshed the recruitment process; strengthened the delivery team from 2 advocates to 5; recruited a clinical supervisor, trainers and associates to deliver on all aspects of the business plan; created a trauma-informed, peer learning ethos & environment to support co-learning; reviewed and adapted the case management system; planning, oversight and part delivery of training courses.