We have joined the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or background. Abusive behaviour includes: physical or sexual abuse, violent or threatening behaviour, emotional abuse, controlling or coercive behaviour, economic abuse, psychological, or other abuse.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 makes clear that employers should consider the impact of domestic abuse on their employees as part of their duty of care. As a responsible employer, Beyond Limits are a member of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA) www.eida.org.uk and we are committed to their membership charter which includes fostering a safe, supportive and open environment to allow domestic abuse to be effectively tackled in the workplace and supporting employees who are affected by domestic abuse and those that report it by providing access to information and services.
Organisations that can provide support
If you or someone you know needs help there are several organisations that can provide support. You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to find help. If domestic abuse is happening to you, it’s important to tell someone and remember you’re not alone.
Advice and help for women experiencing domestic abuse.
I need help – information and support on domestic abuse (womensaid.org.uk)
The Survivor’s Handbook provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse.
The Survivor’s Handbook – Women’s Aid (womensaid.org.uk)
Men can contact the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 8010 327 or
Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men | Men’s Advice Line UK (mensadviceline.org.uk)
If you identify as LGBT+ you can find information here
LGBTQ+ victims of domestic abuse – IDAS
Beyond Limits policy on modern slavery
Beyond Limits are committed to acting in an ethical and socially responsible manner and we are committed to actively contributing towards the eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Our safer recruitment procedures and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK. This helps to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.
For more information:
Visit The National Crime Agency pages on modern slavery and human trafficking.
Listen File on 4 investigates modern slavery in the UK workplace produced by Radio 4 (37 mins).
If you suspect modern slavery, report it to the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or the police on 101. Don’t leave it to someone else. Your information could save a life.
Stay Safe Online – protect yourself and the people you support from cyber-attacks
Cyber security might seem scary and complicated but it doesn’t have to be, it is really just about protecting the devices that we all use on a daily basis (smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers) and the services we access both at home and at work from theft or damage. We must make sure that we are protecting ourselves and the people we support from cyber-attacks by following some simple rules.
Here’s a great video that helps you understand Cyber Security.
Limit your personal information
Not everyone needs to know your relationship status or your home address. You wouldn’t hand out personal information to strangers so don’t hand it out to millions online.
Here’s some Internet Privacy Tips from ‘TechSafety.org‘.
Be careful what you download
Criminals will try and trick you into downloading malware (malicious software) apps or programs that carry malware can steal your personal information. Do not download apps that look suspicious or come from a site you don’t trust.
Here’s a good guide to help you work out what’s safe to download produced by wikiHow.
Choose strong passwords
Select passwords that are harder for cybercriminals to demystify. A strong password is one that is unique and complex – at least 15 characters long, mixing letters and unique characters. Use a password manager tool to help you manage your passwords so you don’t forget them.
Read about what password managers offer in Wired magazine.
Here’s a link to a password generator, there are lots of others to choose from on the web.
Make online purchases from secure sites
Cybercriminals are keen to get their hands on your credit card and bank details. Only supply this information to sites that provide secure, encrypted connections. Always check that the address starts with https: (the S stands for secure) and look out for the padlock icon next to the address bar.
Keep your antivirus program up to date
It’s impossible to protect against every threat but internet security software will detect and remove most malware. Make sure it is up to date.