Lesley Weber (Head of Effective Practice)
Lesley is a qualified social worker, spending the last 13 years in London specialising in domestic abuse, the wider violence against women and girls (VAWG) agenda, and public protection.
Lesley has held specialist operational and strategic managerial roles in statutory children and families services, the family courts and the domestic abuse sector. A key focus of Lesley’s has been to implement evidence-based practice, ensuring consistency in the use of risk assessment and risk management tools. This has involved supporting professionals and agencies to take a more triangulated approach to domestic abuse/VAWG through taking into account the children, victim and perpetrator when assessing and planning. Lesley has practiced as an expert risk and vulnerability assessor for the family courts in cases where domestic abuse is a concern.