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University launches new support for staff experiencing domestic abuse

19 Mar 2019

We provide advice to anyone concerned about a colleague, as well as giving awareness training

University launches new support for staff experiencing domestic abuse

One in four women and one in six men will experience domestic violence or abuse at some point in their lifetime. It is therefore very likely that all workplaces, including the University, will have staff that have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse.  

Domestic abuse can take many forms, including violence, abuse or threatening behaviour between adults who are, or have been, partners or family members.  Abuse can be physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, verbal or financial.  Domestic abuse can happen to anyone.    

We are committed to supporting staff experiencing domestic abuse.  We have recently launched some new resources on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion StaffNet pages, providing advice and information to anyone who is concerned about a colleague or a member of their team.  We have also recently provided domestic abuse awareness training to a number of our HR Partners, Harassment Support Advisors and Wellbeing Champions.   

For more information, review our guidance for managers and staff on domestic abuse, visit our Report and Support pages on StaffNet or watch this video.