I have recently retired as a detective chief superintendent, head of crime in Northamptonshire Police following 32 years service. Public protection policing including tackling domestic abuse was a consistent and significant element of my career. I introduced a number of initiatives to improve the Police and multi-agency response to domestic abuse including risk assessment, specialist rape teams, an expanded resource dedicated to domestic abuse and a domestic homicide review. I remain appalled at the harm caused by domestic abuse. Being an NDAS trustee gives me the opportunity to continue this work and bring a substantial criminal justice perspective to the work of the Board.