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Domestic Violence in the workplace

—In the UK, in any one year, more than 20% of employed women take time off work because of domestic abuse, and 2% lose their jobs as a direct result of the abuse.

Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be subjected to domestic abuse in their lifetimes and it is likely that all workplaces will have staff that have experienced abuse in one form or another.

GMB continue to negotiate locally regarding a workplace policy to support members who are/have been in abusive relationships.

To assist these discussions a short online anonymous survey has been created.

Click here to take part in the survey.

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If you are facing violence in any form you do not have to put up with it. There is support available. Contact the services below for free confidential advice. They can also direct you to local support services.

National Contacts

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

Women’s Aid – 0808 2000 247

Everyman Project – Helpline for men who are violent – 0207 263 8884

Doli Project – Forced Marriage – 0845 658 1057

Honour Network – National Forced Marriage & Honour Based violence helpline 0800 5999 247

Victim Support – 0300 303 1977               – Mens’ helpline – 0800 328 3623

ManKind Initiative – Help and support for male victims of domestic violence –

Broken Rainbow – Men and Women in gay, bisexual and transgender relationships – 0300 999 5248

Remember – in an emergency call the police by dialling 999 or in a non-emergency dial 101.

Local Contacts

Sandwell Women’s Aid – services and support to men and women experiencing domestic abuse – 0121 552 6448

Women’s Aid have created The Hideout, a safe web page to help children and young people understand & how to take positive action if they are experiencing domestic abuse.

Sandwell Council have a dedicated webpage for anyone who is experiencing abuse and needs help.

Posted: 10th August 2016

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