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What HR needs to know about Domestic Violence

CIPD Birmingham Branch

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)

What HR needs to know about Domestic Violence

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Statistics show that 1 in 3 women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime, although men too can be victims. There are 10,000 forced marriages in the UK every year and it is estimated that 2.5 million people are in forced labour at any given time. Given these figures it is likely that within every workforce there are employees who are victims of such abuse and also perpetrators of abuse.

This informative and interactive session is aimed at highlighting the issues around domestic abuse, forced marriage and human trafficking with a view to helping HR identify who may be a victim, understanding the victim’s needs and how HR can best support employees who are victims of such abuse. We also look at what role HR can play in helping perpetrators change their behaviour.

We have two presenters:

Raj Holness, Director of Breaking the Silence and West Midlands Woman of the Year 2015 and West Midlands Most Inspirational Woman 2015. Breaking the Silence is a social enterprise set up to raise awareness of issues around domestic abuse, forced marriages and human (sex) trafficking.

Victoria Duddles, Associate solicitor in Weightmans’ HR Rely team.

The session will look at the following:

o How to identify who may be a victim of such abuse
o Understanding the victim’s needs
o Steps HR can put in place to support victims of abuse and their colleagues

About the Sponsor

Weightmans is a Top 50 law firm with seven offices including offices in Birmingham and Leicester. It has a national employment law team providing advice both to employers in the public sector and the private sector, from small and medium enterprises to large national organisations. Weightmans’ HR Rely team provides employment law advice to employers for a fixed annual fee with no ticking clock. For more information visit and


Registration and Refreshments

Please arrive at 18:00 for registration and a buffet.  The session will begin at 18:30. 


What are the car parking arrangements?

There is on street parking or a nearby multi-storey (Snow Hill station)  

What is the refund policy?

Places can be cancelled up to 1 week before the event, after that any non-member delegate fee of £15 is non-refundable 

Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

Do you have questions about What HR needs to know about Domestic Violence? Contact CIPD Birmingham Branch

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Weightmans LLP
St Philips Point
Temple Row
B2 5AF Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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The CIPD Birmingham branch provides opportunities for its 2500 members to network with local HR and L& D professionals, to continue with their professional development and remain up to date with HR issues. There is an active programme of events through the year and you can find details of the upcoming events listed below. For further details just click on the event you are interested in and you can then book your place online.


Unless otherwise stated branch events are free for CIPD members to attend, and there is a non-member fee of £15 which must be paid online when booking.


Birmingham branch is part of the CIPD Midlands Area Partnership (MAP) which holds an Annual Midlands Event in October.  The 2017 event will take place on Saturday 7 October at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire.  MAP is also organising a Midlands Student Conference Empowering the Future Leaders of HR on Saturday 11 March at Aston University.   You can find out more on the MAP events website.  


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