17 December 2008
Domestic violence is any emotional, physical or sexual abuse by a family member, often by a partner.
Rather than being an isolated event, domestic violence tends to recur and to increase in severity over time. Without intervention, the most common results of domestic violence are divorce and death.
It is estimated that 20% of women suffer violence or abuse at home, but men too can be victims of domestic violence. However only a quarter of Domestic Violence incidents are believed to be reported to the police.
Victims of domestic violence will not necessarily have any visible injuries, but they may suffer from anxiety, depression and loss of confidence. These will affect performance and or attendance at work; consequently we will offer confidential assistance and guidance to any member who needs help.