Managing the Impact of Domestic Abuse in the Workplace: 4th October 2017

Did you know that domestic abuse costs UK businesses an estimated £2.7 billion a year?

Do you know how many people in your organisation might be impacted by this?

Would you know what to do if someone disclosed abuse to you?

This workshop looks at the intersection of domestic abuse and the workplace, highlighting the impact on productivity, and the overall safety and wellbeing of survivors and their colleagues at work. With helpful tips for recognising and responding to domestic abuse, participants will walk away with practical strategies to effectively support their colleagues.

Being a Responsible Employer – Managing the Impact of Domestic Abuse in the Workplace

Date: 4th October 2017

Time: 9am-10.30am

Location: City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA

Accessibility: City Hall access information

Domestic abuse has a huge impact on productivity, concentration, absence and staff turnover. Far from being an issue that affects individuals, 80% of survivors reported being harassed by their perpetrator at work and 90% reported an impact on co-workers, including harm and threats made against colleagues. Despite this, 83% of our survivors surveyed stated their workplaces had no policies or procedures in place to support them.

We’re working with our charitable sector partner Solace Women’s Aid to run this special taster event. The session will give you a new insight into the impact domestic abuse has on the workplace, along with the practical steps you can take as a responsible employer to support staff wellbeing.

Solace Women’s Aid is an independent charity working across London, providing life-saving support to more than 11,000 survivors of domestic and sexual violence a year as well as focusing on prevention and early intervention services. Solace works to support survivors to rebuild their lives free from domestic and sexual abuse. Solace offers a range of specialist services including refuges, advice, counselling, advocacy, support groups and family, children and young people’s projects.

To sign up for a place, please contact us.

 

Domestic Abuse in the Workplace