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First responders, loaner phones and emergency accommodation: How Lion is responding to domestic and family abuse
Episode 1214th October 2022 • Podcast • Parents At Work
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Lion’s revamped domestic and family violence abuse policy sets a new benchmark for supporting employees to access the help they need.

Revamped in 2021, the policy builds on offering paid domestic and family violence leave to now also providing emergency short term accommodation for individuals and their immediate families in crisis.

They also provide loaner phones for team members who believe their phone may have been compromised and have upskilled their “Respect at Lion Champions” to become “First Responders” – individuals with specialised training who become “tellable people” for survivors and at-risk individuals to approach for support.

For this episode we spoke to Lion’s Global Inclusion and Diversity Leader Sarah Abbott asking how leaders are creating more supportive workplaces that acknowledge the needs and caring responsibilities staff have outside of work.