Domestic and Family Violence Policy Directive
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SA Health is committed to supporting employees who experience domestic and family violence by providing a workplace environment that supports their safety
If you or someone you know is experiencing physical abuse, sexual assault, financial abuse, emotional abuse or social isolation, you can get help from the organisations listed on the Women’s Safety webpage. Please also refer to the ‘Find help and support’ section below.
White Ribbon is a male-led initiative that recognises the positive role men play in preventing violence against women. The Australian White Ribbon awareness campaign works through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising and education; and programs with youth, schools, workplaces and across the broader community.
The South Australian Public Sector is collaborating with White Ribbon Australia to prevent and respond to violence against women by having all State Government agencies accredited as a White Ribbon Workplace.
SA Health is committed to workplace gender equality, respect and inclusion – free of discrimination and violence – and takes active steps to undertake a range of awareness raising, staff training and engagement activities in line with the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program requirements.
This includes continually reviewing and adapting organisational culture, practices and procedures to promote and embed respectful relationships and safe workplaces for all.
The SA Health Integrity Program is also being implemented to help deliver cultural reform with a specific focus on building a culture of integrity and safety.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, there is a range of support available, details of which can be found on the White Ribbon website.
There is 24 hour telephone support available on 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) - a national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line - for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault.
Visit the White Ribbon website to learn more about Australia’s campaign to end violence against women.
Refer to the other SA Health webpages and resources listed below for further information.