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Behind Closed Doors is here to offer you and your organisation the opportunity to develop your awareness of what domestic abuse is, and and what you can do to tackle and prevent it, in a trauma-informed way.

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We provide a range of training and support options from regular events running throughout the year, to bespoke training for your organisation and consultancy support to develop workplace policies. The training and support we offer includes:

  • An overview of domestic abuse and the legal definition
  • How to spot the signs, respond and signpost
  • Responding sensitively to disclosures of domestic abuse from customers, clients or colleagues
  • The Domestic Abuse Act
  • The dynamics of an abusive relationship and insight into the complexities of this
  • Support to develop and review Domestic Abuse Policies
  • Understanding the impact and effects of trauma


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“Behind Closed Doors developed bespoke training for our Family Law team. There was really positive feedback from my colleagues, we gained valuable insight from the ‘non-legal’ perspective of what our clients experience. I have already started to use the skills I learnt in the training when taking statements from my clients.”

Patricia Cannon, Head of Family Law at Simpson Millar

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and events

Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Informed Support
Friday, 16 September 2022

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Domestic Violence and Abuse – The Essentials
Monday, 11 July 2022

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The facts

  • 75%

    of those experiencing domestic violence and abuse are targeted at work. Perpetrators often use workplace resources such as phones, email and other means to threaten, harass or abuse their current or former partner/family member.

    (Corporate Alliance)

  • £7,000+
    per individual

    Is lost to employers through loss of productivity and output due to the impact of domestic violence and abuse.

    (Oliver et al 2019)

  • £14 billion

    Total costs to the economy are estimated at around £14 billion

    (Oliver et al 2019)

  • 30%
    of homicides

    occur on workplace grounds.

    (ACPO 2014)