Guidance

Domestic violence and abuse: supporting NHS staff

This publication is designed to give organisations information when developing a domestic violence and abuse policy.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group

21 November 2017

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Domestic violence and abuse can affect anyone, including NHS staff. Abusive relationships impact both home and working lives. It is therefore important that NHS organisations have a domestic violence and abuse policy to offer support for staff experiencing abuse.

The Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence (CAADV) state that 7 per cent of women and 5 per cent of men in England and Wales experienced domestic violence in the last year alone. £2 billion is the annual cost of domestic violence and abuse to businesses.  

Use this in conjunction with the HSWPG's first steps document:

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group (HSWPG)
This guidance was produced by the NHS Staff Councils' Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group. The overall purpose of the group is to raise standards of workplace health, safety and wellbeing in healthcare organisations and to promote a safer working environment for all healthcare staff.