Harbour is a registered charity and as such has a Board of Trustees who are responsible for ensuring that the organisation’s activities are in line with its stated purpose and it meets its various legal obligations.

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Our charitable purpose is defined as “To relieve the needs of families and individuals affected by domestic abuse” 

To deliver on this purpose, the Trustees have agreed that our overall vision is:

Working towards a society free from violence and abuse

And our values are:

  • Putting the needs of service users at the heart of the organisation
  • Being non-judgemental
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Empowering service users, volunteers and staff
  • Treating people with dignity and respect
  • Continuously learn & improve
  • Working with passion and enthusiasm

Harbour can have up to 12 Trustees and our current Board includes representatives from a variety of backgrounds including:

Housing, Safeguarding, Counselling, Academia, the Law, Administration, Youth Offending and Local Government.

They bring with them a broad spectrum of professional and personal experiences which contribute to effective governance at Harbour.