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Embrace’s Kayleigh wins award

Congratulations to Kayleigh Dalton our National Domestic Abuse and Safety Manager who has won an award for her commitment and dedication to helping families harmed by domestic abuse.

Kayleigh has been recognised by the Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (BDAP) and Lady Jane Clifford, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, for her amazing work supporting young victims and witnesses.

The award stated: “You have really made a difference this year. We wanted to send you a special thank you on behalf of all the people you have helped support and inspire throughout some of the most difficult and challenging times. Thank you for your dedication, commitment, and passion. Your enthusiasm and your support for those affected by domestic abuse across Bedfordshire has been invaluable this year.”

It is the third time Kayleigh has received an award for her dedication to supporting families harmed by domestic abuse. In 2019 she received an outstanding contribution to the community award for voluntary services to victims of domestic abuse.

She joined Embrace in 2020 and received an award from BDAP and the High Sherriff of Bedfordshire the same year for her work supporting victims of domestic abuse throughout the pandemic.

Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime Anne Campbell said: “Kayleigh is a real shining shar for Embrace and very much embodies our values as an organisation – warm, welcoming, empathetic, compassionate, ambitious in her aims for each family she supports and relentless and enduring in her pursuit to get them the support they so rightly deserve.

“We are rightly very proud of Kayleigh for achieving this award and to all of the team who work so hard to give children a brighter future after their horrible experiences.”

Kayleigh added: ““It was a really nice surprise to be recognised again for my work in the domestic abuse field as it can be really challenging and some days are hard to leave behind. However, all of my colleagues, both at Embrace and within Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership, are equally as deserving of recognition for the incredible work they do supporting those at risk of serious harm. Domestic abuse can only be tackled if everybody works together. “

Embrace Child Victims of Crime works with children who have suffered trauma because of crime. They may be grieving the loss of their mum, dad, brother, sister or other family member killed through crime. Some have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse, violence or exploitation or have been living in a home torn apart by domestic abuse. These children have had to deal with often unimaginable horrors in their young lives and agencies such as the police, social services or support charities refer them to Embrace to get the help and support they need.

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