Jersey Community Partnership is delighted to welcome Lisa Farrington, their first Outreach Worker, who is wholly independent from the Government of Jersey, to scope out and pilot the provision of help and support available to survivors of institutional abuse in childhood.
Following the publication of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, the Citizen’s Panel made a series of recommendations, of which Recommendation three centred on the provision of ‘Help and support for Victims/Survivors and their families’.
This support will include the creation of opportunities for survivors and their families to come together in a variety of settings, and the provision of an independent advocacy service.
Lisa will lead on the engagement and establishment of relationships throughout the survivor community and with other stakeholders, to ensure that the views of those who have experienced institutional abuse in childhood lead the discussion and inform the establishment of any provisions.
Lisa brings a wealth of experience from the voluntary and community sector having spent the last 15 years living in Glasgow where she studied for her HNC in Social Services and also an HND in Childhood Studies. She gained extensive experience from her time at HomeStart, a leading family support charity based in the South of Glasgow, providing tailored support to local families with young children and other marginalised communities.
Lisa also volunteered for a number of charities, including Childline, Barnardos, Women’s Aid and many youth development projects in and around her local area in Glasgow. She returned to her roots in Jersey a couple of years ago and has recently qualified as a Mental Health First Aider.
Commenting on her appointment Lisa said: “Developing and supporting the charity sector in Jersey is a great passion of mine and I am delighted to be given the opportunity of the Outreach Coordinator role, to be part of a team bringing about great positive change for survivors in Jersey. I am excited and confident about our future and look forward to hearing from survivors and their families about what services they would like put in place.”
Any survivors, family members or those supporting survivors in a caring capacity can contact Lisa in whichever way they feel most comfortable. Any contact is kept strictly confidential and you can choose to remain anonymous if you wish.
Lisa can be contacted here:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Whatsapp: +44 7862 416919 (text, voice and video call)
- Telephone: 07862 416919 (charges will apply unless calls to mobiles are within your contract allowance)