Updates

Domestic and Family Violence Work Aware training sessions

Basic Rights Queensland is excited to be working with The Services Union to deliver free one-hour Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Work Aware training sessions to Queensland workers and their workplaces, with a focus on social and community services.

This project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Co-operative Industrial Relations Grant Program. The funding has enabled Basic Rights Queensland and The Services Union to provide targeted domestic and family violence (DFV)-related community outreach, education and resources.

The key objective of this initiative is to increase workplace knowledge and awareness of DFV as an industrial issue, as part of a broader DFV prevention strategy and to foster best practice workplace responses. This supports the leadership role that social and community services take in DFV prevention and response, as well as supporting employees who may need workplace assistance.

DFV Work Aware is a program originally developed by the National Working Women’s Centres (including the Queensland Working Women’s Centre, part of Basic Rights Queensland).

Siân Tooker is the DFV Work Aware Project Worker at Basic Rights Queensland and would love to hear from you about connecting with your workplace to work together on supporting workplace responses to DFV. You can contact her at [email protected], or at Basic Rights Queensland on 07 3847 5532.