Domestic Abuse (DA) Alliance Ambassador Sharon Livermore has founded Domestic Abuse Education as a platform to shared her lived experience of abuse to educate businesses and raise awareness, in order to help people who may currently, or in the future, go through the same thing.
Sharon works with employers to create a positive impact and end the perception and associated stigma that comes from the belief that what happens in a marital home isn’t our business.
Domestic abuse is everyone’s business.
Sharon can educate on the different forms of domestic abuse, how to recognise signs of abuse in the workplace, the impact of abuse on businesses, barriers to disclosing and how to start a conversation about domestic abuse, and signposting to appropriate support.
In partnership with the DA Alliance, Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse, and HR Dept. Sharon has co-created ‘Sharon’s Policy’, a free template domestic abuse policy – and associated guidance notes – so that employers can embed a policy in their workplace immediately.
PolicingTV, the leading platform in progressive policing, has highlighted the impact of WEPROTECT in Cambridgeshire through a film that features the testimony of survivor, and DA Alliance ambassador, Sharon Livermore.
In 2015, Sharon came extremely close to becoming a statistic; on average two women a week lose their lives to fatal abuse. Fortunately, Sharon survived her experience and today she uses her voice as a force for good – educating and empowering statutory services and employers to better protect victims of domestic abuse. In this video we see her being interviewed by Rosie Watson, Head of External Relations for the DA Alliance.
Click here to watch Sharon’s powerful account of experiences of the services designed to keep us safe, and how WEPROTECT is helping police forces improve the response to tackling abuse.