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New Domestic Abuse Policy for Commissioner for Future Generations Staff

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has launched a new policy that will allow staff suffering domestic abuse access to a grant or loan to ‘alleviate financial barriers’ to leaving the perpetrator.

It was launched on the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Please follow this link to view the UN's website). Any members of staff suffering domestic abuse will have access to a grant or loan to ‘alleviate financial barriers’ to leaving perpetrators. The details of the policy can be found by following this link.

In March 2019, Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, became the first employer in Wales to offer paid domestic abuse leave to employees. As a result, staff can take up to five paid days a year for urgent domestic crises or emergencies, or 10 if the employee needs to leave home or access a refuge, and the policy has since been adopted by Neath Port Talbot Council and Welsh Government, with more public bodies looking likely to follow.

Please follow this link to view the press release.

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