Domestic Abuse: An Employment & HR Issue

Domestic abuse crosses social space.  This means it comes to work with both the victim/survivor and it can impact on a woman’s working life.  Employers thus have a role to play in supporting women with the issue. 

By the end of this session delegates will:
•      Understand the impact of domestic abuse on individuals and workplaces
•      Understand how supporting/working alongside a victim/survivor may impact on colleagues and managers.
•      Recognise the signs and symptoms of someone experiencing domestic abuse.
•      Feel more confident in supporting an employee/colleague experiencing Domestic Abuse in the work place.
•      Feel more confident in asking the question and responding effectively to a disclosure.
•      Increase awareness of how to implement supportive response to domestic abuse

Facilitator - Heather Williams was manager at Ross-shire Women's Aid for 8 years and was a member of the Highland Violence Against Women Partnership, during this time she was involved in the development and delivery of aside variety of violence against women training to multi-agency professionals.

Event typeTraining
Date25/01/2018
Time10.00am – 4.00pm (tea/coffee & registration at 9.45am)
VenueSWA Office, 2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
Cost£95 per statutory sector delegate/£75 per voluntary sector delegate/£60 Cedar group-worker, inclusive of buffet lunch
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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline on 0800 027 1234

Facts & Figures

On one day in Scotland in 2013, 341 women and 257 children and young people were living in a Women's Aid refuge (SWA 2013)

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