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Detective Superintendent Deborah Alderson

Detective Superintendent Deborah Alderson

Programme Director – ‘Whole System Approach’,
Northumbria Police

Deborah has worked for Northumbria Police for 24 years, in roles including 24/7 response, neighbourhoods, crime, intelligence and safeguarding.  Deborah led implementation of the Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy in Northumbria and was the force lead for both domestic abuse and hate crime.  She developed and implemented the MATAC process to tackle the most harmful and serial domestic abuse perpetrators, and is programme director for the Home Office funded transformation project ‘Domestic: Abuse A Whole System Approach’ currently being shared as national best practice.  Deborah is also leading the national pilot of ‘Operation Encompass: The Next Steps’, focussing on domestic abuse education and early intervention in schools.  Deborah is passionate about supporting staff and valuing diversity and is a senior LGBT+ Ally, an executive of the Women in Policing Association and a Blue Light Champion for mental health. She also volunteers for the charity The Girls Network, with a mission to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities.

  • Outlining the ‘Domestic Abuse Whole System Approach’ (DAWSA) project, which focusses on the needs of survivors and their children, and the creation of safe, effective responses to perpetrators
  • Detailing innovative work within the criminal justice system, collaboration with the family courts and innovative multi-agency working to support victims and survivors and effectively tackle perpetrators
  • Examining the very successful Multi-Agency Tasking and Coordination (MATAC) process to effectively tackle the most harmful and serial domestic abuse perpetrators, achieving a 65% reduction in re-offending