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Building a framework for the best response to domestic abuse

The increased reporting of domestic abuse during the CV-19 crisis has heightened awareness of the need for organisations to provide consistent and holistic support to staff who disclose experiences of abuse.

SafeLives' Training and Development team are domestic abuse experts, with backgrounds in practice. National and local data from SafeLives research and evaluation team informs all our activities. We have a diverse group of associate trainers and expert guest speakers who work with us to provide bespoke training packages that are relevant and practical. 

Our clients include NatWest banking group, Aviva, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Vodafone Foundation and Comic Relief. 

One of the three options we offer to employers is assistance in building a framework for the best response to domestic abuse. This offer includes:

  • Creating a domestic abuse policy and procedure, in line with existing policies, processes and support structures. This will include reponses to both victims and those using abusive behaviour.
  • Creating a guide including resources for staff around domestic abuse, including advice and guidance for HR and managers.
  • Creating lists of ways to identify local and/or national specialist support services for organisations to signpost employees to, including those who have diverse needs.

Make an enquiry

To find out more about how we can help, or enquire about a bespoke package for your workplace, contact Freya Potter, Lead Trainer: freya.potter@safelives.org.uk