Helping businesses support staff affected by domestic violence – Lincolnshire County Council

The Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Partnership is hosting the county’s first Hybrid Domestic Abuse Conference for Business this fall and tickets are available now.

The conference will be held on Tuesday, November 29 live online and at the Lincoln Showroom from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature a range of guest speakers, including representatives from Lincoln City Football Club and Lincolnshire Co-op, who will talk about the work they have done with their staff and how it has been beneficial.

Cllr Ms Patricia Bradwell OBE, Executive Member for Safer Communities, said: “Identifying domestic violence is part of a company’s legal protection responsibilities. The Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Partnership can provide free advice and support to give your business the confidence to raise the issue of domestic abuse, helping to improve the wellbeing and mental health of your staff.

“This work will help your business identify when members of your workforce may be at risk of domestic violence or if someone chooses to abuse. Additionally, it explains how to listen to their concerns and support them accordingly.

“The conference will be an opportunity to hear how some of our local businesses have already taken action to raise awareness about domestic violence among their staff and the positive impact this has had. Hopefully other businesses will learn from their experiences and will see the benefits of a proactive approach.

The conference is aimed at senior executives and business leaders, as well as those working in human resources and health and safety departments. The event is free, but places must be reserved in advance by participants, either online or on site. You can find more details about the guest speakers and book your place here.

Published: September 5, 2022

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