Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

1Do you have a domestic abuse policy?

2Does your policy include any of the following?

A definition of domestic abuse
Information on, and examples of, the different forms of domestic abuse
The impact of domestic abuse on staff, colleague and the workplace
Information on how to support victim-survivors
Clarification on the specific roles of line managers and staff
Information on how to manage perpetrators of domestic abuse
A commitment to confidentiality in handling disclosures of domestic abuse
Signposting to specialist support services, such as the local Women’s Aid group
Provision for domestic abuse leave

3Do line managers receive training on the domestic abuse policy?

4Do any of your workplace policies take into consideration staff experiences of domestic abuse?

 YesNoDon't have this policy
Health and safety
Absence management
Flexible working
Internet and email use
Employee code of conduct

5Have any staff disclosed an experience of domestic abuse?

6How did you respond?

7Do line managers feel confident about responding to a staff disclosure of domestic abuse?

8Do you think that line managers are able to recognise the signs of domestic abuse?

9Do you provide any of the following support for staff experiencing domestic abuse:

Signposting to local and national specialist services, such as Women’s Aid
Safety planning
Conducting risk assessment
Access to an employee assistance programme
Special leave policies

10Are you confident in how your business would manage a staff member who has allegedly perpetrated domestic abuse?

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