CPS launches domestic violence support scheme

The
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has launched a new scheme to help staff who are
experiencing domestic violence.

The
CPS is one of the first government departments to launch a specific policy to
help victims of abuse after the laws on domestic violence were toughened up
earlier this year.

It
is giving staff advice and guidance on dealing with violence in the home
through booklets, posters and training.

Angela
O’Connor, HR director at the CPS, said employees will now be able to raise any
concerns and have them dealt with sensitively and in confidence.

"Domestic
violence is a very serious issue for society," she said. "It can
affect all aspects of an individual’s well-being – home life, health, workplace
performance – and it is important that employees take this issue
seriously."

www.cps.gov.uk

By Ross Wigham

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