As previously reported, the FFLM, in partnership with SafeLives and Bangor University, is establishing a new Proposed Institute for Addressing Strangulation.
The Institute will be focused on addressing strangulation by:
- Reducing the incidence of strangulation and suffocation in the UK;
- Establishing best practices for the management of victims and their families and perpetrators;
- Raising awareness of the dangers, providing training and resources regarding management & prevention, and supporting associated research;
- Working with Policy makers and commissioners to maximise the capacity and expertise required to enhance victim safety.
The objectives of the Institute are to:
- Increase the awareness, knowledge and understanding of the public and professionals working with victims of strangulation and suffocation and the offenders;
- Encourage the collection and coordination of data on strangulation and suffocation to monitor its occurrence and the effectiveness of interventions;
- Be a resource repository which would be free and aimed at professionals, the public and journalists;
- Improve policy and practice among the legal, medical, criminal justice and advocacy communities;
- Increase offender accountability and ultimately enhance victim safety;
- Coordinate and undertake related research and audits.
In addition to the five roles advertised previously, we are also seeking to appoint a Medical Director who will be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the Institute.
The job description and details on how to apply can be found here.
The closing date for applications is 16:00 on Monday 03 October.