Youth Employment UK is pleased to have signed up to the EDAC Covenant. Not only do we want to be a safe and welcoming place for victims and survivors of domestic abuse we want to champion the organisations in our network to do the same, and to recognise the important role we all can play in supporting women affected by abuse.
What is EDAC?
The Employers Domestic Abuse Covenant is a pledge by businesses to support women affected by abuse to enter or re-enter the workplace. Employers are invited to sign the covenant and identify opportunities within their businesses for women seeking sustainable employment opportunities.
This programme is designed to create positive, long term and sustainable solutions by supporting women affected by abuse to enter or re-enter the workplace.
This is achieved through a commitment by businesses to identify employability opportunities. This can include, but is not limited to: workplace skills, job opportunities, mentoring schemes, sector specific courses, internships, work experience, apprenticeships and much more.
The ultimate aims of this initiative is to harness real and meaningful social change, create inclusive and positive opportunities, develop long term, sustainable solutions for victims/survivors of abuse and for businesses who recognise the need to diversify their workplace.
What can employers do?
Recognising that every employer will have a different capacity to offer support: as such EDAC welcome the opportunity to discuss what companies can provide and how this fits with their existing policies or develop new and sustainable offers.
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