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FREE Virtual Live Interactive Training Sessions – delivered by MK-ACT

FREE Virtual Live Interactive Training Sessions – delivered by MK-ACT

Join our FREE virtual-live-interactive training sessions delivered by MK-Act (Specialist Domestic Violence Support Service for Milton Keynes.)

The training will support Public and Private sector workplaces & organisations within MILTON KEYNES, of all different sizes, to improve their response to domestic abuse. Following attendance delegates will have knowledge to: Help spot the signs of Domestic Abuse with colleagues and clients Understand the challenges of leaving an abusive relationship Understand the impact on domestic abuse in the workplace Provide the appropriate response to disclosures How to support victims & keep them safe whilst at work Know Initial safety planning and signposting to specialist services.

As a result of the Coronavirus lockdown, the working age population are being asked to spend more time working from home. Evidence has shown that, across the country, domestic abuse is soaring as victims are trapped with abusive partners in lockdown.

86% of HR leads agree they have a duty of care to provide support to employees on the issue of domestic abuse 1 however, only 5% of organisations reported to have a specific policy or guidelines on the issue (Domestic Violence and Abuse: Working together to transform responses in the workplace’, Durham University for The Vodafone Foundation, 2018).

The cost of domestic abuse to businesses is estimated at £1.9 billion per year due to decreased productivity, time off work and sick pay (S.Walby, The Cost of Domestic Violence, 2009).

Following attendance delegates will have knowledge to:

  • Help spot the signs of Domestic Abuse with colleagues and clients
  • Understand the challenges of leaving an abusive relationship
  • Understand the impact on domestic abuse in the workplace
  • Provide the appropriate response to disclosures
  • How to support victims & keep them safe whilst at work
  • Know Initial safety planning and signposting to specialist services

To book a place on one of the training dates listed below, click on the Eventbrite booking link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/domestic-abuse-awareness-in-the-workplace-tickets-129649127029

  • Friday, 23 April 2021 (9.30am – 1pm)
  • Monday, 26 April 2021 (9.30am – 1pm)

Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

Feedback from previous training sessions:

Difficult to be specific as it was all really useful, this is the first time I have had any information about Domestic Abuse so the whole session was useful to me.

Identifying things to look out for in employees/clients, considering available resources, considering things from the victim’s point of view.

I think the whole training was useful.

The video clip it certainly was a powerful way of ensuring the message was clear.

Toolkits, safety planning and additional resources

Further comments;

Thank you very much for your time and for raising awareness of domestic abuse, harassment and stalking.

Given the current situation with lockdown and the high incidence of domestic abuse, it is increasingly likely that my role will bring me in contact with clients who have or who are experiencing abusive situations.