August/September 2010 (vol. 07/2)

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Domestic violence at work

A workplace strategy to address domestic violence


Refuge and Respect, two leading domestic violence charities, have launched a new resource to help employers improve the safety of, and support for employees. Neil Blacklock and Nicola Sharp explain why such guidance is needed.

DOMESTIC violence is not something that has featured significantly in the concerns of employers or in the training of occupational health professionals, yet domestic violence is a serious social problem. The British Crime Survey (BCS) shows that one in four women and one in six men will experience an incident of domestic violence in their lifetime…

Neil Blacklock is development director of Respect, the UK association for professionals working with domestic violence perpetrators and associated support services. 

Nicola Sharp is head of policy and parliamentary affairs for Refuge, the UK’s largest single provider of specialist services to women and children escaping domestic violence.

Author: Blacklock N, Sharp N


Occupational Health at Work August/September 2010 (vol. 07/2) pp17-20

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