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We're making a stand against domestic abuse

We're making a stand against domestic abuse

We’re proud to announce that we have signed up to the Make a Stand pledge to support people experiencing domestic abuse.

The Make a Stand pledge has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance. It was created to encourage housing organisations to make a commitment to help people experiencing domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse is one of the biggest issues in society today. The true scale of the problem is difficult to determine because a large proportion of domestic abuse goes unreported, but studies suggest many millions of people are affected every year. Tragically, 2 women are killed every week by their partner or ex-partner.

By signing up to the pledge we have made a commitment to put the following actions in place:

  • Create and embed a policy to support residents who are affected by domestic abuse.
  • Make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on our website.
  • Create an HR policy or amend an existing policy to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Appoint a champion at a senior level in our organisation to oversee activities we’ll be carrying out to support people experiencing domestic abuse.

Find out more about the Make a Stand pledge.