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H9. Domestic Violence
22 November, 2013
Submitted: 27 May, 2015
Please describe measures you have taken to ensure that an appropriate, safe and sensitive response can be implemented to support your staff in response to experience of stalking, violence or abuse in their lives, which has an effect on people in the workplace.
MoJ maintains a strong interest in cross-government work committed to ending violence against women and girls and better supporting those who have been victims of violence, including those affected by gender-based violence.
The Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG): Progress Report 2010 to 2015 was published on 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day. The report outlines actions fulfilled across Government to tackle violence against women and girls, including actions undertaken by MoJ:
At the 2015 International Women’s Day event held in our London Headquarters we had a stall dedicated to the VAWG programme and the progress report that was recently published. This stall received a lot of attention.
MoJ remains fully committed to supporting staff that are struggling with domestic violence and this policy is a key part of our staff well-being programme. Staff continue to have access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which offers support to staff to deal with personal, social and work-related problems or challenges. The service is confidential and independent, and offers up to six sessions of counselling in a 12 month period as well as practical assistance on a number of issues. The EAP helpline provides confidential telephone assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week and staff can access the support directly with no need for line manager knowledge or approval.
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