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  • DVFREE Guidelines for Policy & Procedures

    DVFREE Guidelines for Policy & Procedures
    From $333.50

    To help employers make the workplace safe and supportive for employees experiencing domestic violence.

    These Guidelines provide detailed guidance, with background information and specific suggestions, to help employers make the workplace safe and supportive for employees experiencing domestic violence. Guidelines also help employers know how to manage staff who perpetrate domestic violence and how to raise awareness so all staff know what to do if someone they know is experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence. Guidelines also clarify requirements for your policy and procedures to meet criteria for the DVFREE Tick. (Find out more at 

    Contents are under these headings:

    • policy purpose and key principles
    • defining the problem
    • help-seeking pathway and 'First Responders'
    • Awareness raising for all staff
    • Support and safety for staff experiencing domestic violence, including workplace safety planning, special leave, EAP, performance and discipline issues
    • Response to staff who perpetrate domestic violence
    • Response to workplace incidents of domestic violence
    • Domestic violence training for staff
    • Confidentiality, information sharing and storage
    • Data-gathering
    • Shine Helpline resources

    Purchase price includes:

    • 2 hard copies of the Guidelines 
    • 2 hours of policy consultation from Shine's DVFREE workplace experts (valued at $180/hour)
    • A detailed Memo of Advice from a Bell Gully employment law expert about managing staff who perpetrate domestic violence including legal options when domestic abuse is perpetrated using work time and/or work resources, when employers may be justified in addressing conduct outside the workplace, and more

    Contact or 09-815-4592 when you're ready to access DVFREE policy consultation or with any questions about the guide. 

    Domestic violence costs employers $368 million annually, due to lost productivity. Having the right policy and procedures in place to address this issue is critical - for your business, your staff, and your community. Shine's DVFREE programme can also help provide training and other support in this area. Read more at

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Our DVFREE e-news will alert subscribers when we revise or update our Guidelines. If you have purchased the Guidelines previously, you can find out whether you have the most up-to-date guidelines and/or request a free updated copy of the Guidelines by emailing  Subscribe to DVFREE e-news at the bottom of the DVFREE homepage.

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