Domestic violence code for staff

Stockport Council has launched a domestic
violence policy for its 10,000 staff who may be either victims or
even perpetrators of violence in the home.

Chairperson of the council’s
domestic violence forum Viki Packman said: “We decided to develop
the policy because it seemed silly to have advice and policies for
service users and nothing for employees.”

estimated that between 900 and 1,100 of the council’s staff are
experiencing domestic violence.

section on the consequences of carrying out violence is also in the
policy, a summary of which was distributed to all staff last

– For
a copy of the policy contact

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