Fonterra launches family violence support scheme

Fonterra launches family violence support scheme

Shine’s Holly Carrington says, “With Fonterra’s size and reach, our DVFREE programme for business has the potential to directly help thousands of Kiwis – and their children – to have safer and better lives. Fonterra’s managing director people and culture Joanne Fair says businesses have a huge role to play in tackling what is one of New Zealand’s biggest social issues...“This initiative is about making family violence OK to talk about within our organisation and ensuring our people know help is readily available if needed... Careful handling of the first contact from a victim when they seek help is critical so we’re grateful for the support of Shine who have advised us on policy and provided workplace support training to some of our employees across the country."

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“I feel good that I know if something happens, I can go to my friend’s house. I talk to mum more about what might happen if dad comes to our house.” 11-year-old KIDshine client