The article talks about DAAWN (Domestic Abuse awareness in the Workplace Now) and how the project aims to help businesses in Essex raise awareness and convey information about domestic abuse to employees. And how there is match funding is available to help SMEs implement and communicate awareness information.
The DAAWN project is a partnership between the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) for Essex, Essex Chambers of Commerce and Practical HR Ltd. It is being funded by the PFCC.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said:
“Protecting vulnerable people and breaking the cycle of domestic abuse is one of our policing priorities to get crime down in Essex. I’m pleased to be supporting the DAAWN project which will help raise awareness of domestic abuse and allow people to get help at an early stage”
The article talks to Denise Rossiter, CEO of the Essex Chambers of Commerce and our very own, Managing Director Paula Fisher who said:
“A lot has been achieved in recent years around wellbeing that allows people to speak more openly. We want to achieve this with domestic abuse so we can remove the stigma and open up conversations so that individuals do not have to suffer in silence”.
Read the full article https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/news/new-90k-countywide-project-launched-to-help-essex-businesses-spot-signs-of-domestic-abuse/
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