We’re committed to standing up, speaking out and acting against domestic and family violence.
We’re strongly committed to supporting our staff who are affected by domestic and family violence. We also support our customers facing domestic violence through both our family and homelessness programs.
Women in particular are more likely to experience harassment, discrimination and various forms of violence – physical, emotional, social, verbal. One in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them. This why we support the White Ribbon campaign here in Australia.
As an organisation that is active in the area of domestic and family violence, we support victims in the South Australian community. We consider our employees and volunteers to be key members of this community.
We have a range of supports in place to assist employees and volunteers experiencing domestic and family violence, including:
- Up to 10 days of paid leave for employees experiencing domestic/family violence
- Access to a network of Safe Family Support Officers, who provide employees with support to stay safe at work.
- Free counselling support through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Help with safety planning and achieving return to work and safety goals both in the workplace and at home
What is White Ribbon?
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement working to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
Having started in 1991 in Canada, the movement has spread to over 57 countries and has been integral to raising awareness around the issue of domestic violence.
The May 2020 relaunch of White Ribbon Australia under the leadership of Communicare comes at a pivotal time for our communities. It’s an opportunity to create important change and a safer future for many Australian women and their children.
AnglicareSA is deeply committed to zero tolerance when it comes to all forms of violence and we fully support White Ribbon’s Workplace Accreditation Program.
Our support services
As South Australia’s largest social services provider, we know we can make a huge difference when it comes to addressing the problem of domestic violence in SA.
We provide a range of services to help victims of domestic and family violence, including: