How you can become a Gold Workplace Charter Organisation

Gold Award

Empowering organisations to recognise and respond to domestic violence or abuse

  1. We will support the Safe Place Campaign Pledge: never to commit, condone or stay silent about domestic violence or abuse.
  2. We will acknowledge that domestic violence or abuse are problems that impact on all of us as a society, and will be prepared to play our part in supporting anyone affected.
  3. We will provide a Safe Place for anyone affected by domestic violence or abuse to confidentially access information and make it clear that abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.
  4. We will ensure that we can effectively respond to disclosures of abuse and how to seek support. (Mandatory training Tier 1)
  5. We will ensure that anyone affected by domestic violence or abuse will not be disadvantaged within the terms and conditions of their employment and will take all reasonable measures to facilitate any needs in the workplace.
  6. We will commit to raising awareness of support in the community and to engaging with other organisations to facilitate best practice.
  7. Our policy (or policy statement) will be clearly communicated to all employees and will be easily and discretely accessed within the workplace.
  8. We will ensure that there are sufficient employees trained within our organisation to effectively respond to employees affected by domestic violence or abuse. (Mandatory training Tier 2)
  9. We will regularly update and evaluate our organisational policy/policy statement on domestic violence or abuse in consultation with Onus.
  10. We will ensure that staff trained should be representative of our workplace and will include peer support staff (‘Trusted Colleagues’). (Mandatory training Tier 3)
  11. We will put in place effective and confidential procedures to support our workplace policy.
  12. We will commit to sharing our knowledge on best practice response to employees who have been affected by domestic violence or abuse with Onus and the network of Safe Employers to facilitate further learning and understanding.


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DOH/DOJ Guidance for Employers, Developing a Workplace Policy on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse