No matter how much you read, interesting things 'slip under the radar'. Via a report on the BBC News website today, I have just become aware of the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence. As their website states, the Alliance "is a group of progressive companies and organisations working individually and collectively to address the impact of domestic violence in the workplace". Their Mission is "to raise awareness and reduce the human and economic impact of domestic violence through taking action in the workplace". We all know about the human impact, but they state that the economic impact is that domestic violence costs UK business over £2.7 billion every year.
How does this affect the victims of domestic violence? With the help of the Alliance, member organisations implement a programme whereby they offer support to employees who suffer domestic violence, the idea being that for many victims their place of work is actually a refuge from the violence. Managers are trained to provide that support and, if necessary, refer the victim to a domestic violence expert or counsellor.
Any organisations interested in joining the Alliance can do so via their website.