Recognising the signs of domestic abuse is important for any professional in order to provide appropriate support to their peers, colleagues or employees. We know from our work that there is a stigma which surrounds domestic abuse that makes it more difficult for victims to feel comfortable confiding in the people close to them. We also know that not all abuse is physically visible in the form of a bruise or cut; in fact, controlling behaviour and exertion of power is extremely common in domestic abuse cases too.
That’s why we’ve produced a range of resources for professionals across all sectors to download and use as a guide on how to recognise the less visible signs of abuse and what to do if you suspect a colleague or employee is a victim. Please feel free to download the resources below; those intended to be displayed in the workplace have been titled ‘display’, and those intended for personal reference have been titled ‘ref’. Please note that whilst these posters are a starting point, they are not comprehensive. If you would like to enquire about domestic abuse awareness training for the workplace, please contact admin@Belfastwomensaid.org.uk.