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Join our free virtual training sessions delivered by MK-Act, a specialist Domestic Violence Support Service for Milton Keynes

This workshop is for businesses of all sizes, employers, HR professionals, line managers and front-line staff working in Milton Keynes.

As a result of the Coronavirus lockdown, the working age population are being asked to spend more time working from home. Evidence has shown that, across the country, domestic abuse is soaring as victims are trapped with abusive partners during the corona virus lockdown.

86% of HR leads agree they have a duty of care to provide support to employees on the issue of domestic abuse(1) however, only 5% of organisations reported to have a specific policy or guidelines on the issue(1). The cost of domestic abuse to businesses is estimated at £1.9 billion per year due to decreased productivity, time off work and sick pay (2).

You will explore;

- Awareness of stalking and harassment in the workplace

- How your workplace can become a safe place for victims to disclose domestic abuse incidents

- How your workplace can identify and support victims affected by domestic abuse

- Local MK-ACT services and referral pathways

Spaces are free but will be limited to max 3 persons per organisation . Pre-booked asap

(1)Domestic Violence and Abuse: Working together to transform responses in the workplace’, Durham University for The Vodafone Foundation, 2018, (2)S.Walby, The Cost of Domestic Violence, 2009

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MK-Act is the specialist Domestic Violence/Abuse service for

Milton Keynes

(Commissioned by Milton Keynes Council) 


Services Provided

Crisis Intervention  – Helpline

Access to information advice, support, emergency refuge. The service is for male and female clients escaping a partner, ex partner (including  same sex relationships)  or a family member.

Emergency refuge 

Purpose built accommodation for 28 families with support from key workers. Refuge is for female clients and their children only.

Fresh start: 

A programme of integrated individual sessions designed to change the behaviour of those who use domestic abuse, whilst providing support to the partners and ex partners of the participants on the programme


Group Work

We offer group work sessions for victims and survivors that help to identify domestic abuse, reduce risk and to develop the resilience and confidence to change their lives.


MK ACT offers specialist Domestic Abuse Training for organisations and companies. For more details and  costs please email

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