Domestic abuse best practice guide

Best practice guidelines for supporting victims of domestic abuse in the workplace

If you are concerned for your own or someone else’s immediate safety ring the police on 999.

If you, a friend or colleague needs help call the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.


ASLEF’s Representative Committees believe that it would be remiss of our trade union not to address the taboo issue of domestic abuse. We do, however, appreciate that this is a very emotive and sensitive subject to deal with.

By developing an effective domestic abuse policy and working to reduce the risks related to domestic abuse, we will create a safer workplace and send a strong message that domestic abuse is unacceptable.

Assistance will be offered to all members of ASLEF regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation and all members will be treated equally.



Defining domestic abuse

Who is affected by domestic abuse?

Why is domestic abuse a trade union issue?

What responsibilities do employers have?

Further sources of support and information

Model workplace domestic abuse policy