This toolkit will kick-start your journey in tackling domestic abuse, whether your organisation is in the private, public or charity sector, large or small. It outlines the business case for employers to implement a domestic abuse response, and how domestic abuse impacts workplace wellbeing. It covers what domestic abuse is, how to spot the signs that someone might be affected, and what avenues employers can take to tackle domestic abuse in the workplace. This includes relevant legislation, organisational policy, and signposting to specialist services. There is also a section on dealing with perpetrators.
The toolkit also offers practical guidance on supporting people working remotely, how to respond when domestic abuse is disclosed, and several employer case studies.
It is a valuable guide for any employer wanting to act, and its only possible through the generous commitment of The Insurance Charities who have sponsored its production.
The toolkit was created in collaboration between EIDA, Business in the Community, and Public Health England.