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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

  • Domestic abuse training sessions: Safenet and Victim Support are delivering online domestic abuse training sessions every day. Each session lasts around 30 minutes and covers topics such as risk assessments, referrals and safety planning. Email for more information and details of how to book.
  • Stalking training session: Thursday, 20 October 2020, 11am-1pm. GMP Victim Services Coordinators are holding an online training session on stalking on Microsoft Teams. The session will include discussions on stalking behaviour, the typology of stalkers, the ways we can support victims, an outline of the new Stalking Protection Orders and the ways in which one may be obtained. To book your place on this training, please email

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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