The Domestic Abuse Alliance is proud to be a member of the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA). EIDA is a free-to-join members' network of employers, supporting nearly over 25% of the UK workforce, to take effective action on domestic abuse.
To help UK businesses address the challenges of domestic abuse, we have collaborated with EIDA, The HR Dept, and Sharon Livermore from Domestic Abuse Education to co-create a FREE template policy. The associated set of guidance notes has been designed to support employers to implement a domestic abuse policy in their workplace.
These documents are informed by Sharon’s lived experience of abuse and are available for employers to download from EIDA’s website.
Every year the policy is updated and undergoes legal review, to ensure it reflects current legislation and the needs of survivors.
‘Sharon’s Policy’ calls for businesses to adopt four key measures:
Recognise – implement a domestic abuse policy in the workplace to help employers spot the signs of abuse
Respond – train line managers so they’re equipped to handle any disclosures of domestic abuse
Record – have accurate recording policies in place when domestic abuse concerns are raised
Refer – be proactive when referring to specialist support services i.e. for legal, practical or emotional assistance
If you or anyone in your workforce is experiencing domestic abuse and requires legal support, you can make a referral to the DA Alliance for immediate legal advice and protection. Please contact us to discuss how we can work together to establish a referral pathway for your employees.