Supporting people impacted by sexual, domestic or family violence may mean also coming into contact with the perpetrators of violence. Perpetrators may be threatening, abusive or violent towards staff as well as clients. Security and lockdown procedures should be reviewed regularly to reduce the risk of incidents.
Some things that can be done to increase security include:
You can find out more about workplace safety from the Gendered Violence and Work website. They can also assist in developing workplace strategies for your organisation.