The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has recently joined the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA) as a Beacon member and called on more organisations to follow suit.

EIDA Beacon’s increase the support for their employees, who may have been victims, or be at risk of domestic abuse. Resources and advice are available, as well as an heightened awareness amongst managers and staff of the signs of domestic abuse.

The BEIS have highlighted in their recent report “Workplace support for victims of domestic abuse”, that few organisations have been aware of the signs of domestic abuse. Worrying, it mentions that an even smaller number have a clear policy in place to support employees.

Business Minister Paul Scully said: “For anyone experiencing or at risk from domestic abuse, I want to make sure help and support is readily available to them in the workplace. No one should have to suffer in silence, and that’s why my Department is joining the EIDA to ensure employees get the support they need. Joining is a quick and free step employers can take towards furthering their support for victims of domestic abuse, Mr. Scully said.

For more information, visit EIDA’s website.

Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse
Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse

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Hogan Lovells is proud to have become a founding Beacon of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA). The firm’s award-winning pro bono practice is exploring innovative ways to provide legal advice to support EIDA throughout 2021, from advising on contracts to contributing to an updated Toolkit for Employers to help those affected by domestic abuse.

“We felt that it was critical to become a Beacon, because domestic abuse is an issue that Hogan Lovells firmly stands against. We want to partner with other organisations and share best practice about how, in the workplace, to shine a light on domestic abuse, which is why the EIDA network is so important in bringing businesses together. Becoming an EIDA Beacon builds on our long-standing commitment to helping people affected by domestic abuse, as we provided pro bono legal advice to develop the BrightSky App for our 2017-19 London charity partner, Hestia, and we are currently collaborating with Hestia and Gordon Nardell QC to draft proposed amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill.”

If you, a friend, or family member needs immediate assistance, contact Home | Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline (

Paul Deaves. Assoc. CIPD.

Managing Director.

HR @ The Hive Collaborative.

Tel: 01352 781965 | Email:

A member of the Professional Body for HR and People Development.

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