Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse
Welcome to the page on our website dedicated to helping employers better understand domestic abuse
We are committed to working with employers across the nation who are ready to acknowledge that domestic abuse is a workplace issue. We do this virtually and in person, alongside the Domestic Abuse Alliance and the Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA). Our presentations help businesses understand why domestic abuse needs to be spoken about at work; we offer businesses the knowledge to support victims and provide access to an abundance of tools, and best contacts to enable your business to create a safe space for victims and survivors.
The ownness is on all of us to create a deeper awareness of domestic abuse, build best practice guidelines, and utilise the tools available to us. We must step up to the plate and recognise that domestic abuse is all of our business, it is only then that the rate of victims and perpetrators will fall.
One Advanced Testimonial
“The Advanced Women’s Network were delighted to have Sharon join us for a special presentation on domestic abuse and how we can take steps to address this in the workplace. Sharon’s presentation was informative, thought-provoking and engaging from start to finish. The session was our best-attended meeting to date and we received numerous comments afterwards from employees explaining how valuable they found the session, particularly the practical tips on what to do if you think a colleague or friend is experiencing domestic abuse. Since Sharon’s talk we have made a start on implementing a domestic abuse policy which has been made much easier with the Sharon’s Policy resources.”
Kings College Testimonial
“Sharon presented on the topic of Domestic Abuse to our senior managerial staff in 2021. It was an illuminating session and the participants came away much better informed about the range of behaviours that could constitute abuse, how to recognise signs of abuse, and how to help victims of abuse both within the workplace and outside of it.
Sharon is a credible and engaging presenter with a clear commitment to the topic. Her knowledge and guidance was extremely valuable and as a result we have adopted ‘Sharon’s Policy’, as well as making her presentation available to all members of staff.”
Why do we work with the DA Alliance and EIDA?
Sharon is an Ambassador for the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse and a Campaigner for the Domestic Abuse Alliance, Sharon works alongside both to create a positive impact, and end the perception and associated stigma that comes from the belief that – what happens in a marital home isn’t our business. Domestic abuse is everyone’s business.
Domestic Abuse Alliance
The Domestic Abuse Alliance is a lifeline for victims of domestic abuse; they bring together organisations working on the frontline of domestic abuse across the UK within the legal sector to deliver joined-up instant legal assistance and protection for victims.
You can join the domestic abuse alliance today and be part of the community helping to support the most vulnerable simply fill out the contact form here.
Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse
EIDA works with employers helping them to demonstrate their awareness of domestic abuse via toolkits, offering direct help and signposting. EIDA is dedicated to supporting employers who are taking action and making their staff aware of the services available to them. These things combined will help to reduce the wall of silence around domestic abuse that prevents many from seeking help.
Your business can become an EIDA member today, free of charge! To sign up, please click here.
Sharon’s Policy was created by Kameo Director, Sharon Livermore; she is a domestic abuse survivor and uses her lived experience to help people who may currently, or in the future, go through the same thing. She is a domestic abuse campaigner with the Domestic Abuse Alliance and an Ambassador for the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse. Sharon works alongside both organisations to create a positive impact, and end the perception and associated stigma that comes from the belief that – what happens in a marital home isn’t our business. Domestic abuse is everyone’s business.
Her policy is free and a great starting point for all businesses who want to take the first step in understanding what they can do within their business. It is made up of a formal policy and guidance notes, which allow each business to decide what they can implement.
The policy calls for businesses to take up four key measures:
For further questions, to implement Sharon’s Policy, or to enquire about a presentation within your business, contact us.