Northern Trust Receive Award for Workplace Charter on Domestic Violence

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust have achieved a Platinum award at the Onus 10th Annual Awards Ceremony of the Workplace Charter on Domestic Violence.

The Northern Trust achieved a Gold Safe Employer Award in 2010 in recognition of their policy and associated training to support employees affected by domestic violence or abuse. In 2018 the Northern Trust achieved a Platinum Charter status and now again in 2019, in recognition of having identified opportunities to further reach individuals or develop new initiatives.

One of the initiatives the Northern Trust has worked on is Safe Place Advocates who work to extend the Safe Place message beyond their workplace and into their communities.

The renewal Platinum award was given to The Northern Trust at Belfast City Hall on Tuesday 19 November for the Onus 10th Annual Awards Ceremony of the Workplace Charter on Domestic Violence. Belfast City Council hosted the ceremony, who joined with Onus to become a Safe Place Partner.

Colette Stewart, Chief Executive of Onus said, “Our Awards evolve every year, as organisations continue to build upon previous commitments and demonstrate how more can always be done. This year, we are delighted to be celebrating over 1400 organisations across Northern Ireland currently participating in one of a number of Pathway Initiatives.”

Domestic Violence, the onus is on all of us and to find out how you can play your part through our various Pathways for Participation please visit for further information or contact us on 028 2568 9450.

Anyone dealing with domestic violence can access support by calling the Free phone 24hr Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414. Open to all women and men affected by domestic and sexual violence.  Safe Place resources also provide contact information for PSNI, The Rowan and Childline.


12th December 2019

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