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Australia’s CEO Challenge is a recognised, award-winning charity that challenges the business sector to help break the silence surrounding domestic violence to create a world where homes and workplaces are places of safety for all members, whilst working with the violence prevention sector. We want every workplace to be aware and responsive to domestic violence, and have in place a strategy to raise awareness and support their staff who may be living with violence, abuse and control at home. Our Workplace Domestic Violence Prevention Program is the only one of its kind in Australia. Providing education, policy, training and staff engagement it ensures workplaces are responsive to the issue, compliant with the Fair Work Act, and actively giving back to local domestic violence shelters. Are you ready to violence proof your environment?
The Palaszczuk Government and Australia’s CEO Challenge have developed a new training package to teach workplaces to Recognise the signs, Respond to the signs and Refer colleagues experiencing domestic or family violence to the appropriate support organisations.
The e-learning program, Recognise, Respond, Refer: Domestic Violence and the Workplace, will be available to the whole of the Queensland Public Service and offered to businesses to purchase.
Funds raised from the sales will go towards the ongoing education of Domestic Violence within the business sector statewide and allow us to provide assistance to women and children experiencing Domestic Violence via the 55 refuges within Queensland.
The program, jointly designed by the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Child Safety and Australia’s CEO Challenge, uses scenarios where staff are direct victims of violence, where they may be trying to help a relative or friend, or coping with the consequences of domestic and family violence.
DV Connect Website – http://www.dvconnect.org/
Australia’s CEO Challenge Website – http://ceochallengeaustralia.org/