H9. Domestic Violence
25 June, 2013
Submitted: 13 September, 2013
BA is a member of the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence. One of our Directors sits as an ambassador on the board of trustees.
The people who run the helpline we use to provide our staff with counseling, information, signposting and support, have been briefed to ensure knowledge of choices available to get help if an employee believes they are experiencing domestic abuse.
In September 2013 Dean Royles, Chief Executive NHS Employers, spoke to BA managers about the importance of promoting Wellbeing in the workplace. In 2011 he became the first male business champion against domestic violence. Dean spoke about his involvement in this work and in a range of other wellbeing issues that impact the workplace. We also heard from Cathy Marsh, partner at international law firm Milbank Tweed, who gave a personal perspective on the role that employers can play in domestic abuse situations.
On 19th November we will be having a Health Fair. This will provide an opportunity to raise the profile of Domestic Violence within a broad spectrum of our workforce.