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Sunflower Champions

Spot the signs of domestic abuse. Know where to point people who need help.

Champions are people in everyday public jobs who can keep a look out for people that may need some support

You could be a hairdresser, estate agent or working on the tills at Tescos. Whatever.

But with a network of eyes and ears around Hertfordshire, there's a better chance that no-one has to suffer in silence.

What you'll get

  • A half day J9 training session to help them understand, recognise and respond appropriately to those affected by domestic abuse.
  • Ongoing training and monthly updates via newsletters and direct contact.
  • Access to the Sunflower Champions online group.
  • Peer support from our network of champions.
  • Meeting new people and working in a rewarding team.

Most importantly, you're doing this to help people who really need it.


Sunflower Champions online group

A closed group for Sunflower Champs  to share best practice and support one another.

Visit the Sunflower Champions online group

If you'd like to join the group, email

Updates for Sunflower Champs

Hertfordshire Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) August 2019 review

Sunflower Champions briefing (June 2019) (PDF, 289 kb)

“Landmark moment” as Domestic Abuse Bill introduced to Parliament

About the J9 initiative

J9 training was developed in memory of Janine Mundy, a mother killed by her estranged husband in 2003.  "J9" is how Janine used to sign her text messages. The initiative was started by her family and Police in Cornwall.

Read more about J9 (PDF, 108kb)

Herts Sunflower J9 Resource and Information Pack (PDF 310KB)