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Resources on domestic abuse for professionals and employers

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Find resources for professionals and employers working with victims of domestic abuse.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): resources on domestic abuse

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting families affected by domestic abuse. This may also create new challenges for professionals working to support victims and perpetrators.

View coronavirus related domestic abuse resources about:

Training for professionals

You can access training sessions ran by local domestic abuse specialists. They're offering:

  • A 4-hour virtual training session on domestic abuse awareness 
  • Bite-size virtual sessions lasting 45 minutes on risk assessing, safety planning and understanding coercive controlling behaviour
View more details or book a place on the domestic abuse training sessions

Toolkit for employers

Employers have an important role to play in society’s response to domestic abuse. Employers owe a duty of care to employees and have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and effective work environment.

Guidance for professionals and employers

SafeLives has a library of resources on a variety of domestic abuse topics. This includes resources on identifying the risk victims face, advice for frontline workers, tools for HR teams supporting staff and much more.

Landlords and housing provider resources

Housing is the primary barrier for people attempting to leave abusive situations. Housing providers are ideally placed to spot and respond to domestic abuse as the first point of contact.

The Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) has many resources for housing providers and private landlords to help with this response. This includes research papers, news articles, videos, podcasts, fact sheets and reports.

Hair and beauty salon training

With proper training, salon professionals can become invaluable and influential community partners in reducing the impact of domestic abuse.

Cut It Out is our domestic violence initiative which offers FREE training to hair and beauty professionals.


  • In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for help.
  • When you can't talk, dial 999 then press 55 when prompted.
  • For non-emergency police assistance, dial 101 for the Greater Manchester Police Switchboard (24-hour service).

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