Resources

Over the past 2 years we have been involved with the development of a number of resources and initiatives that will benefit employers looking to take action.

Toolkit for Employers

Working with Business in the Community (BITC) and Public Health England (PHE), we have created a domestic abuse toolkit for employers. This consolidates the best evidence and employer practice, and aligns with freely available resources. You can access the Toolkit at: https://wellbeing.bitc.org.uk/all-resources/toolkits/domestic-abuse-toolkit-employers.

Bright Sky mobile app

The Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone’s philanthropic arm, and Hestia, London’s leading domestic abuse charity, have launched Bright Sky, a free and unique mobile app providing comprehensive support and information to people affected by domestic abuse, including a UK-wide directory of specialist support services. It is also a tool for friends, family and professionals seeking to support someone who is a victim. (According to a survey by Hestia, 1 in 3 people in the UK would not know how to help a friend or family member.) The app is free to download on the App Store and Google Play Store.

To learn more about the app, please visit:
Hestia: https://www.hestia.org/brightsky
Vodafone Foundation: https://mediacentre.vodafone.co.uk/news/bright-sky-launches/

Everyone’s Business

The EIDA is participating in a new cross-partnership programme launched in September 2019 to give employers access to bespoke support on domestic abuse affecting their employees. This pilot programme led by charity Hestia and backed by funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, will be delivered by a consortium of organisations. Over the next 2 years employers will be able to access the tools needed to strengthen their response and support prevention efforts by raising awareness in the workplace. This will include:

  • Assessment of current company policies
  • Access to dedicated specialist senior advocates and counsellors
  • Training for staff
  • Use of an online portal that can be branded and tailored by employers

To learn more about the initiative and download a guide, please visit: https://www.hestia.org/everyonesbusiness

Additional Resources

Please find below some additional documents. If you can recommend any other documents that would be useful additions, please contact us.

Toolkits/Resource Manuals

Research Reports

EIDA Member Presentations & Case Studies

Media