Domestic and family violence costs Australian businesses nearly $2,000 per victim in lost productivity according to a report by PwC.
In the Australian workforce, women comprise 46.2% of all employees. Women are also overwhelmingly overrepresented as victims of domestic and family violence. When an employee is experiencing domestic and family violence their productivity decreases, absenteeism increases, and some previously reliable employees are performance managed or dismissed.
The DV Project is a fee for service workplace information, education and training program that aims to keep women engaged in the workplace, increase safety for victims by providing a soft entry point for disclosure, and maintain a victim’s connections to community and financial independence.
Its primary purpose is to raise awareness of domestic and family violence among employees, support managers to respond appropriately to employees experiencing domestic and family violence, and to educate businesses in recognising and responding to disclosures of domestic and family violence.
The DV Project provides information and practical guidance to workplaces to better support victims of domestic and family violence, including:
The DV Project adds value to businesses by:
So far, we have assisted more than 20 private, not-for-profit and government organisations to implement workplace practices that enable them to effectively respond to disclosures of domestic and family violence.
Following implementation of the program:
If your business is interested in getting involved in The DV Project, please phone Housing Plus on 1800 603 300.
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Housing Plus is a progressive social enterprise that re-invests ALL profits back into improving social outcomes for individuals and communities in regional NSW. Housing Plus is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, and is a Tier 1 accredited community housing provider.
Suite 8, Level 2, 113 Byng Street
Orange NSW 2800
PO Box 968 ORANGE NSW 2800
Phone: 1800 603 300
Fax: (02) 6361 1609