Domestic abuse victim and survivor feedback

The voices of all victims and survivors of domestic abuse should be heard. Share your experience and help improve services for everyone in Essex.

Join the Experts by Experience Reference Group

The Experts by Experience Reference Group gives victims and survivors of domestic abuse (including children and young people) a way to influence issues and services that affect them.

Who the group is for

This group is for anyone, from any background, who has experienced domestic abuse.

There is a shared passion for tackling issues and helping to improve support services for other victims and survivors. No two experiences are the same, and different views are encouraged and treated with respect.


How to join the Experts by Experience group

The Experts by Experience Reference Group meets once every two months.

Each meeting will last up to two hours and will be a mixture of online using Microsoft Teams and in person at a venue in Chelmsford.

If you would like more information on the group and what is involved, please complete the online form.

Sign-up for more information

What you will do

By joining the Experts by Experience Reference Group, you will have a say in how support services are designed, checked and continually improved to meet the needs of people in Essex.

During a meeting you might:

  • explore ways to improve emotional wellbeing and psychological support for victims
  • look at how support is being given as part of the county‚Äôs domestic abuse strategy and challenge any areas you think can be better
  • get involved in defining the standards expected from the organisations we fund and the contracts for services we provide
  • give feedback on any recommendations made by the Essex Local Domestic Abuse Partnership Board (DALPB) to support the needs of victims of domestic abuse