The news that Kellogg’s has introduced a policy to support colleagues affected by domestic abuse, is a welcome move that highlights the critical link between employers and breaking the cycle of abuse.
It might surprise you that one in 20 adults experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2022 (Office National Statistics). This means that for many of us, it is likely we are working alongside someone who is experiencing harmful behaviour at home.
The traumatic effects of abuse are well documented. By providing a supportive workplace, employers can provide a person with the stability and security they need to aid their recovery.