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White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program

The Department for Correctional Services (DCS) recognises the devastating impact domestic violence can have on the lives of those who experience abuse, including their work and financial security. DCS is committed to supporting employees and their children who experience domestic violence by providing a workplace environment that promotes their safety and provides the flexibility to support them to live free from violence.

White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program

The Department for Correctional Services is currently participating in the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program to become recognised and accredited as a workplace taking active steps to end violence against women.

The White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program is made up of three steps:

  1. Recognition – the organisation formally recognises and commits to addressing men’s violence against women, whether inside or outside the workplace.
  2. Accreditation – ‘Walk the talk’ by embedding policies, procedures, responses, leadership and training and become accredited as a White Ribbon Workplace through meeting all Criteria under 3 Standards that demonstrate zero tolerance to violence against women. Accreditation last for 3 years.
  3. Awards – An award above and beyond accreditation recognising organisations doing outstanding work to end violence against women within the organisation and/or community.

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) is a 24/7 run helpline that provides counselling delivered by qualified, experienced professionals for those experiencing domestic and/or family violence.