Training on hand to stop abuse

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A CAMPAIGN has been launched to make it easier for people to report domestic and sexual violence in the workplace.

Training on how to deal with the problem is now available for businesses in Wearside as part of the regional Violence Against Women and Girls strategy being promoted by Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird.

Among the priorities is a strategy for employers – ‘Domestic and Sexual Abuse and the Workplace’ – to make sure anyone affected can find confidential support at work and be helped to safety.

A key element of the strategy is to create a network of people who will raise awareness within their organisations and guide people towards help and support.

Ms Baird said: “They will have an important role in being available for survivors and leading people towards help and guidance, as well as raising awareness in their organisations.

To find out more about the strategy, email