Saskia Lightburn-Ritchie

CEO
@ My CWA (Cheshire Without Abuse)

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  • Bio

Saskia Lightburn-Ritchie is the Chief Executive of My CWA (formerly Cheshire Without Abuse), a Cheshire-based charity that has supported families affected by domestic abuse for over 45 years. With a distinguished career spanning 30 years in the field, Saskia has led My CWA for over 12 years, driving growth and transformation throughout her leadership.
Having experienced domestic abuse during her late teens and entered refuge accommodation with her two children at just 21, Saskia has made a lifelong commitment to helping others across a broad range of roles throughout her entire career - from funding & development management with Bolton CVS, to project management & independent consultancy with In Our Own Words, to her current role as Chief Executive at My CWA.
Saskia led the whole family approach to domestic abuse in Cheshire - an approach now widely accepted as best practice. A passionate and visionary leader, Saskia has driven innovation within My CWA, focusing on amplifying the voices of survivors, facilitating these voices to influence decision and policy-making, and subsequently removing barriers to support.

  • My Previous Events

  • Safeguarding Adults-Making it Personal

    • 23-11-2023
    • 08:30 - 15:45
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre