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The Trusts Awarded the DVFREE Tick

The Trusts West Auckland is the first hospitality organisation and the eighth organisation in the country to receive the DVFREE Tick.

The Trusts  CEO Simon Wickham says The Trusts employs more than 320 staff throughout their retail and hospitality network, with many expressing support for the initiative.

He says store and venue managers have completed training to ensure they know how to assist any staff members or colleagues experiencing domestic violence. Frontline team members will also receive training to let them know what support is available. 

“The formalisation of policies around domestic violence has sent a clear message to our staff that we are putting the infrastructure and training in place to ensure they are protected and supported within the workplace.

“Our trained first responders will listen to our staff members safety concerns, work with them to create their own personal safety plans, assist with access to helplines and services and support them during their working hours,” says Wickham. 

“While we are known for our financial contributions to organisations in the community - including those who support people impacted by domestic violence, we also want our staff to know that if they are impacted by domestic violence in any way we will be there for them,” he says.