DOMESTIC ABUSE AND COVID-19

Colleagues, please find below a helpful briefing should any member be experiencing problems and require advice.

Many thanks

Mark Ferguson

Branch Secretary

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE AND COVID-19

The physical workplace can be a place of safety for those experiencing domestic abuse. Now, with stringent social distancing measures in place, that option may be gone.

In only the first weekend of UK lockdown, visits to the national abuse website increased by 150%. Domestic abuse has always been an issue for reps to engage with, but we need you to do this now more than ever.

That’s why today we are launching new guidance on what reps can do to ensure women and their children stay safe during this time. Please take a  look  at our new online domestic abuse guidance for reps

If you or anyone you know may have been affected by domestic abuse, the guidance contains information on how you can seek help.

For further resources on coronavirus, check out our recordings of our recent Coronavirus at Work webinars and our new guidance for unions.