Sapphire has committed to #makeastand against domestic abuse

<ake a standSapphire has signed a pledge, developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) in partnership with Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and Women’s Aid, committing to taking action to support people experiencing domestic abuse.

This pledge gives housing associations, such as Sapphire, the opportunity to provide support for people experiencing domestic abuse. By signing up to the Make A Stand pledge we are committing to taking the action in four significant areas by September 2019.

So how do we intend to action and deliver the commitment we have made by signing this pledge?

  1. We will review our current policies and procedure and put in place a stand-alone policy to support residents who are affected by domestic abuse.
  2. We will ensure we continue to make information about national and local domestic abuse support services available on our website and in other appropriate and accessible areas so they are available to all residents and staff.
  3. We will put in place a HR policy to support members of staff who may be experiencing domestic abuse.
  4. Appoint a champion at senior level to own the activity we are doing to support people experiencing domestic abuse.

Sapphire is committed to these four pledges and will be updating our residents throughout the coming months on our progress. We will also be asking for residents to get involved in reviewing our processes, via focus groups and one to one meetings, as we feel it is important to have your input into such an important topic.

If you would like to find out more about about the Make A Stand pledge visit

If you would like to talk to someone about domestic abuse you can speak to a member of staff directly or alternatively contact Women’s Aid on 0808 2000 247 or online at Women’s Aid are a national charity working to end violence against women and children.

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