We at UK SAYS NO MORE are so happy to have The Corporate Alliance on board as a UK SAYS NO MORE partner.
The Corporate Alliance work to make the workplace the safest environment it can be, working with the country’s largest employers and their staff.
This Peace Day, (September 21st 2016), Executive Director of The Corporate Alliance Melissa Morbeck is scheduled be part of the day at approx 6.40PM with a livestreamed discussion. Melissa will be talking about the role of Peace Day in inspiring, empowering and focusing people’s attention on their own personal journey to peace, interviewed by Ahmad Fawzi (Former Director UN News and Media).
You can watch the livestream of the day over on the Peace One Day Facebook page.
Find out more about the incredible work done by the Alliance, in their own words:
Who are The Corporate Alliance?
Our team works with the country’s largest employers and their staff to make the workplace the safest environment it can be. We also work with SMEs, assisting these vital companies to leverage services and support ensuring employee safety.
Founded in 2005, we are the only charitable organisation working on a business-to-business platform to advise companies in addressing and mitigating the risk domestic violence poses to their company and employees. Statistically speaking, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are affected by domestic violence. 75% of people enduring violence are targeted at work, through social media, site visits, phone calls and a myriad of other ways.
We reach 5,000,000 employees in the private, public and third sector per year, and successfully assist in the reduction of the calculated cost domestic violence has to the UK economy, which was an estimated £1.9bn per year of taxpayers money.
How Do We Do It?
The Alliance commissioned the first of its kind research into employer understanding of domestic violence and the impact in the workplace. Our research indicated that 87% of employers wanted to address domestic violence. To meet that need, we trained over 10,000 employees. Not knowing how to get help, we are here, to educate you in how to save lives in your workplace.
To mitigate the corporate risk, we work directly with employers to make a scalable difference to the health, work and wellbeing of their employees. We do not serve as counselors, instead we provide accredited training to employees where they can learn how to identify warning signs, know what the best practice is and take action internally.
In one year we assisted companies to act on 128 disclosures made by employees about incidents of domestic violence who required immediate support for their safety, including people who witness and perpetrate. All of the employees are safe, their families safe, and remain in work.
The Corporate Alliance was founded in 2005 to bring business to the conversation on addressing domestic violence and the impact in the workplace.
Baroness Scotland, Founder and Patron of the Corporate Alliance sought to establish an effective holistic framework for businesses to engage in eliminating domestic violence. As the Minister of State for the Criminal Justice System, she commissioned Sylvia Walby to research the cost of domestic violence to the UK economy. Based on this research the Alliance was founded and continues to be linked to this holistic methodology.
The Corporate Alliance transformed from a groundbreaking well intentioned social network of like minded businesses into a registered charity in England and Wales in 2010; a company limited by guarantee, with a fully functioning board and governance structure and a sustainable business model offering clients tools and accredited training to address domestic violence and the impact in the workplace.
Executive Director, Melissa Morbeck, began her post at The Corporate Alliance, formerly The Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence once the charity was formally founded.
Since our creation, we have worked tirelessly to address the unique needs of business in response to this often-silent epidemic.
Find out more about The Corporate Alliance, including how you can join them.
Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?
We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch with Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager.
You can contact Lyndsey by email at Lyndsey.Dearlove@hestia.org or by phone at 020 7378 3170.