Are Your North Devon Colleagues Affected By Domestic Violence?
15th June 2015
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Domestic Abuse is more common than you may think and this is often because sufferers are afraid to come forward due to fear.

However, your colleagues may be at risk or may have suffered.  Rather then let on, they may have taken days off to recover or be able to hide any physical effects.  Luckily PHE (Public Health England) have just launched a toolkit to help raise awareness within the workplace about Domestic Abuse.

For many, the work place is a safe space away from the abuse.  Unfortunately, as a result of taking time off from work, 2% of survivors lose their job.  The new initiative is aimed at ALL firms that lack Occupational Health or HR infrastructures, including practical resources and tools to raise awareness.

From step by step guides to promotional posters and briefing information for all staff, the toolkit not only means the business are protecting and supporting staff.  It also ensures that securing safety in the workplace is of paramount importance.  This advice will save on the financial loss due to absence or turnover.

Unfortunately and with many colleagues completely unaware, three quarters of domestic abuse victims are targeted whilst at work.  So having this toolkit and it being implemented will help provide safety for the victims, but also encourage the perpetrators to seek professional help.

Awareness is key, so make sure your office, workshop or any working environment has information available for all staff to ensure their own or a colleagues safety.

If you have any questions or would like some more advice then speak to the team at Restore for NDADA on: 01271 377798.

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