"Working together so that we can stop domestic abuse"
“The Police Service of Northern Ireland has been involved with the ONUS Workplace Charter since its launch in 2010 and have been an ONUS Safe Place partner since 2014. In 2020 our service won the ONUS platinum award in the Workplace Charter in Domestic Violence for the seventh year running. The Police Service of Northern Ireland are extremely proud to be a Safe Place Partner, not only in terms of the communities we serve, but also for our own officers and staff. We continue to work internally on our workplace policies to ensure our employees are aware that they will be supported without judgement, and that their workplace is a Safe Place to speak out.
In recent months we have received Safe Place training for officers in Neighbourhood Policing Teams and Crime Prevention Officers throughout the province, and we will continue with this collaborative approach in terms of ensuring that victims of domestic abuse have access to vital help and support in such impactive circumstances. The Police Service of Northern Ireland will strive to deliver the Safe Place message to businesses and organisations throughout our local communities and urge them to sign up to the pledge never to commit, condone or stay silent about domestic abuse. We would like to encourage other organisations to join the ONUS Safe Place initiative and help build this support network as it is through working together that we can stop domestic abuse in all its forms.”