Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Listening and responding ...

Managed to get along to a small presentation event this afternoon where the Council was awarded the "2011 Adoption of Best Practice Award" by the charities Refuge and Respect, in relation to the Local Authority's Domestic Abuse Policy. The award was being made in recognition of good practice (inside the Council) in increasing the safety and welfare of employees in relation to Domestic Abuse.

The presentation session involved the screening of a very powerful video, which was basically a personal testimony from a lady who underlined the crucial importance of just having someone to listen to - and respond to - the terrible personal situation she was in ... and that 'person' happened, in her case, to be her employer.

It was thus very good to hear that the Council appears to be leading the way in this area --- many congratulations to all those concerned in achieving the Award.

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