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Domestic abuse policy updated

Domestic abuse policy updated

Following the introduction of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 in April, Adullam’s Domestic Abuse Policy was revised and has now been approved by the Senior Leadership Team.

Adullam Homes is opposed to all forms of domestic abuse and will positively support its tenants, residents, services users, and staff who are affected by it.

The policy, which closely reflects the Act, has been made available to everyone via the Association’s online Policy Hub. It gives clear definitions of terms related to domestic abuse and also provides an invaluable step-by-step guide on what to do if staff are approached for support by anyone experiencing domestic abuse.

Clear information about what Adullam will do to support employees experiencing domestic abuse is included.

There are some 2.3 million victims of domestic abuse a year aged 16 to 74 (two-thirds of whom are women) and more than one in ten of all offences recorded by the police are domestic abuse related. In other words, a lot of people are affected.

Women affected by domestic abuse can call The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247 for free at any time, day or night. The staff will offer confidential, non-judgemental information and support. Men can call Men's Advice Line on 0808 8010 327 (Monday and Wednesday, 9am to 8pm, and Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9am to 5pm) for non-judgemental information and support.