Domestic Abuse policy - Staff and Members
Disclosure of Abuse
Staff experiencing domestic abuse may choose to disclose, report to or seek support from a union representative, a line manager, or colleague. Line managers and union representatives will not counsel victims, but offer information, workplace support, and signpost to other organisations.
The Council will respond sympathetically, confidentially and effectively to any member of staff who discloses that they are suffering from domestic abuse. A member of Human Resources trained in domestic abuse issues, will be nominated as an additional confidential contact for staff. This person will also provide guidance for line managers and union representatives who are approached by staff who are being abused.