To ensure we  meet our obligations as a charity we have an Executive Board of Directors who are responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation and setting policy. 

Executive board

Our executive board comprises of some of the foremost people from within the local third sector, statutory bodies and business sector environment.

They offer a wealth of experience across the range of disciplines that are critical to our business. All devote their valuable time and are committed to improving the availability and standards of domestic abuse provision throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff.

We are always interested to here from individuals with skills to support the strategic development of our charity and who are interested in joining our Executive board.

For more information on the trustee opportunities we have available please email our CEO, Charlie Arthur, 

Our strategic priorities

RCT Domestic Abuse Services recognises, consistent with local, regional and national strategic priorities that violence against women is a violation of human rights and both a cause and consequence of inequality between women and men, and it happens to women because they are women and that women are disproportionately impacted by all forms of violence.  Internationally, this has been specifically acknowledged by the Council of Europe, in the form of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, and the United Nations, in the form of their Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women and most recently in the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Tackling violence against domestic abuse and sexual violence has far reaching consequences for families, children, communities and society as a whole and  requires a distinct and proportionate approach across the Cwm Taf Region.

Whilst we acknowledge the disproportionate experience of women and girls we do not negate violence and abuse directed towards men and boys. RCT Domestic Abuse Services recognises that anyone (women, men, children and young people) can experience and be affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence, forced marriage, child sexual abuse, stalking and harassment, sexual harassment and exploitation.  This can happen in any relationship regardless of sex, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, religion or belief, income, geography or lifestyle.

RCT Domestic Abuse Services are committed to maintaining and developing close working relationships with our public, government and voluntary sector partners which include but are not limited to Local Government in the exercise of their various functions such as Social Services, Education and Housing, Local Health Boards, South Wales Police, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioners, Probation and our colleagues across the national network of specialist violence against domestic abuse and sexual violence providers.