Recognising & Responding to Domestic Abuse in the Workplace 

Recognising & Responding to Domestic Abuse in the Workplace

Level 3 – 2 hr Online Workshop


The Social and Economic costs of Domestic Abuse were explored in a Home Office Report released in 2019. Costs were calculated at £66 billion per year, with £14 billion of this as a direct cost to businesses themselves. A further study released in November 2019 highlighted the barriers to career progression for victims and the costs of just absence.

This workshop explores this impact in terms of the victim themselves but also their work colleagues and employers. Increased absence, lateness, lower productivity, reduced health and wellbeing.  A number of case studies are also explored in order to create a thorough picture.

This is followed by how workplaces can minimise the impact by embedding a culture of understanding around domestic abuse, develop a robust policy as well as deliver safe and effective support to employees which also takes into account important issues of risk and confidentiality.

Attendees that attend the full session will receive a copy of Alpha Vesta’s Standard Domestic Abuse Policy as a starting point to build your own Policy or Procedures.

This course is designed for anyone living and working within and across the community however is ideal for any workplace, Human Resources Teams, Line Managers, Team Leaders, Work Colleagues, Policy Makers and Senior Leadership Teams.

Ticket Options:

  • General Admission (Free) All attendees are requested to register individually to ensure attendance is recorded for those working towards one of our CPD accreditations and to ensure receipt of the supporting handbook after the session.

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand the impact of Domestic Abuse in the Workplace
  • To understand the important role of the Workplace​
  • To discuss the importance of embedding a workplace culture of understanding andawareness of domestic abuse
  • To explore the practical elements of building a domestic abuse strategy, policy and procedures for the Workplace
  • To explore how to embed culture and build understanding within the workplace
  • To consider the key fundamentals to building a good Domestic Abuse Workplace Policy


Online via Zoom

Contact Us

CPD Provider
Lottery Community Fund
brentwood Chamber
Essex Partnership
Police, fire and crime commissioner for essex
Essex Community Foundation

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