Employees often see their work place as a “Safe Space” therefore it is imperative they are able to talk to someone.
It is imperative that Managers & Supervisors have a good understanding of what is domestic abuse and/or stalking:
The Serious Crime Act 2015 (the 2015 Act)
“Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behavior, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.”
The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Home Office)
Stalking can be committed 2 ways namely, Stalking involving fear of violence OR stalking involving serious alarm or distress. This only needs to be 2 repetitive incidents where one person’s behaviour is intrusive and engenders fear in another.
How would this affect you as an employer? Examples:
Repeatedly turning up at a place of work
Following to work or home
Constantly phoning, texting, cyber stalking
Using workplace resources to carry out abuse / stalking
Employers are key in spotting the signs early and putting appropriate measures in place to support
CYBER & DIGITAL STALKING instances are on the increase. Cyber and digital stalking is using the internet, email or other electronic communications to stalk someone. It may occur as part of a wider talking campaign and can be the prelude to physical violence.
8% of stalking cases involve a work colleague
79% of male perpetrators use work resources to target their victim
This course has been accredited by The CPD Standards Office.