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Wealden District Council announces membership of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse

Publish Date: 27 October 2023

Membership of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA), a leading business network that supports employers to take action on domestic abuse, has been announced by Wealden District Council

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EIDA works with employers to help them implement effective internal policies on domestic abuse, as well as providing awareness and signposting to up to date resources.

Wealden council is committed to raising awareness of the terrible impact of domestic abuse, to supporting our employees affected by domestic abuse, as well as to encouraging other employers to take action.

Councillor Greg Collins, Alliance for Wealden (Green Party), and lead councillor for Finance and HR, said, “This council is proud to join EIDA. Imagine if every employer made their employees aware of the signs of domestic abuse, provided appropriate support to their employees and told them how to seek relevant, effective help.

“That sort of wide-scale, societal impact requires informed action by business leaders, supported by EIDA with their guidance and resources. We are proud that we are making a positive social impact by joining EIDA’s network.”

Susan Bright, CEO of The Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse, said, “We are delighted to welcome Wealden District Council to our network. The important role that employers can play in tackling domestic abuse has become even more apparent during the Covid pandemic.

“The commitment from employers in supporting their own employees whilst also inspiring other employers to do the same will help us to achieve our vision of every UK employer taking action on domestic abuse.”

Through awareness generation, building relationships and the sharing of best practice, Wealden District Council and EIDA are hoping to support a systematic change to the way domestic abuse is handled.

Notes to editors

About EIDA

EIDA is a growing network of large and small employers from a wide variety of sectors, working collectively to take action on domestic abuse. With members as high profile and diverse as Goldman Sachs, Hogan Lovells, Lloyds Banking Group, pladis, Vodafone UK and Tik Tok, EIDA’s mission is to work with employers to raise awareness among all of their employees, support those facing domestic abuse, and provide access to services to help perpetrators to change their behaviour.

For further information visit @EIDAorg, linkedin.com/company/eidaorg or eida.org.uk