Domestic Abuse: Supporting Employees in the Workplace Tuesday 1st December 2020 10.00-12.30pm
Employers have an important role to play in society’s response to domestic abuse. Employers owe a duty of care to employees and have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and effective work environment. Preventing and tackling domestic abuse is an integral part of this.
As employers you need to be aware and proactive. It is not always easy to detect when an employee is experiencing domestic abuse but by recognising the abuse particularly at an early stage, this can help break the silence and encourage employees to disclose in a safe non-judgemental environment.
Whether your organisation or business has a large staff team or a small staff team, all are covered by health and safety at work policy and law. Is domestic abuse covered? Have you considered the recent changes in the law relating to domestic abuse?
This course will ensure all staff feel safe and supported in the workplace and have a positive impact on all who attend.
This webinar is for employers and HR staff, small and large organisations in which you will learn how important a domestic abuse policy is in the workplace, how domestic abuse can follow an employee in the workplace and stages needed for an effective safety plan, strategies for managers/ HR staff to feel confident when an employee has discoursed incidents of domestic abuse, best practice in dealing If the victim and the perpetrator work in the same organisation and perpetrators of abuse.
This training covers a wide range of topics such as:
- Domestic abuse and the use of coercion
- An understanding of how supporting/working alongside a victim/survivor may impact on colleagues and managers
- Recognising the signs and symptoms of someone experiencing domestic abuse.
- Supporting an employee experiencing Domestic Abuse in the workplace.
- Asking the question and responding effectively to a disclosure.
- Domestic Abuse policy and procedures – the way forward.
- Further resources.
The training is a recognised CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Training. Once completed, attendees will receive a CPD certificate.