Each year this award is given to someone in Lincolnshire who has gone above and beyond, and in 2021 Claire Tozer was nominated by her colleagues for outstanding contributions to partnership working, being pivotal in setting up links with external agencies and ensuring domestic abuse is a priority within the CCG.
When the IDVA Manager turned up at her house to deliver the award, Claire’s response was, “Thank you so much, it means the world to me”.
Nominated by Becky Pinder on behalf of the safeguarding team, Becky wrote –
“Claire has been instrumental in fostering and developing sound therapeutic relationships within primary care in relation to domestic abuse. She has written and implemented a standard operating procedure, terms of reference, and information sharing agreements for all primary care settings across the county. This, in turn, has heightened the practice’s understanding of the nuances of domestic abuse, improved documentation relating to same and heightened the requirement for professional curiosity – all of which serves to protect victims of domestic abuse and support individuals who pose a risk.
Claire is extremely dedicated to the work required within the domestic abuse arena. She has supported many professionals and, indeed, colleagues who have experienced domestic abuse, in a knowledgeable, supportive, and professional manner and is always willing to ‘go the extra mile’.”
Jenny Harper, Designate Nurse added:
“We are so proud of Claire, she works enthusiastically to improve outcomes for victims and perpetrators of DA. When she talks about her work you can feel her passion for it. She completely understands the challenges of this area of work and freely imparts her knowledge and expertise to CCG and the wider team. She is an absolute pleasure to work alongside and a fantastic member of our safeguarding team”