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Everybody’s Business Domestic and Family Violence Workplace Program

Everybody’s Business supports workplaces to create a safe and respectful culture.

Our prevention specialists and trained facilitators will work with your organisation to support organisational readiness and provide training.

Organisational readiness

  • culture pulse-check to identify clear actions for organisational development
  • policy advice in line with current legislation
  • safety planning processes to support staff
  • leadership development coaching on how to drive culture change and comply with HR processes when supporting staff experiencing domestic and family violence
  • tailored resources such as workplace conversation guide

Workplace training

  • whole-of-team training to equip staff with the knowledge, confidence and skills to:
    • recognise the signs that a colleague or client might be experiencing domestic and family violence
    • respond with care and discretion
    • safely refer people to get the support the need

Everybody’s Business is based on current evidence and best practice, and tailored to the needs and strategic goals of each organisation.

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Understand your obligations and duty of care

All businesses need to prepare for the upcoming legislation changes in February 2023 (large organisations) and August 2023 (small businesses) which include the provision of 10 days paid domestic and family violence leave. If staff talk about their experiences of domestic and family violence with their managers or colleagues, employers need to be prepared to respond sensitively and safely.

Do you know what your duty of care is, what signs to look out for, what to say, or where to refer people to get the support they need?

Are your processes ready for the coming changes? Who will approve the leave? What information will be on the payslip? What evidence will a staff member be required to provide to access the leave? How will you manage leave processes to ensure staff safety?

Liberty’s Everybody’s Business team can help.

Get the facts


1 in 6 women and 1 in 16 men experience domestic and family violence


Domestic and family violence costs employers $1.93 billion each year in Australia


55 to 70% of people experiencing domestic and family violence are in the workforce


Domestic and family violence costs the Australian economy $13.6 billion each year

Benefits of a safe and respectful workplace


Prevent the physical, psychological and social harms of domestic and family violence


Improve the safety and wellbeing of employees


Reduce the cost of absenteeism and staff turnover


Improve engagement, team morale and productivity


Counter attitudes and beliefs that contribute to domestic and family violence


Reduce risks for workers and others

Training Topics

  • an overview of DFV as a workplace issue
  • the key drivers – what are the factors that lead to DFV
  • the dynamics – what are the many and varied types of abuse
  • how to recognise signs a colleague/client may be experiencing DFV
  • how to safely respond and refer someone who needs support

Delivery Modes

Whole-of-team training is delivered as a 90 minute session.

Leadership development coaching is delivered as a 30 minute addition to team training or one-on-one session.

Sessions can be conducted in person or online, or a mixed model, depending on the preference of the organisation.

Brooke Maggs

Brooke has delivered Everybody’s Business to more than 2000 people to date, including Federal Government agencies, local government, large organisations and small businesses such as the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Commonwealth Bank, ETC, Carlisle Homes, and Men and Women and Work.

Brooke manages Liberty’s team of prevention specialists who deliver domestic violence prevention education sessions to businesses, the education sector, community organisations and government agencies.

Brooke has more than 17 years’ experience in leadership, coaching and training, and organisational and workforce development in both not-for-profit and corporate sectors. She is in her final year of a Bachelor of Training and Development.

In her capacity as Liberty’s People & Culture Manager, Brooke leads the ongoing development of Liberty’s team of domestic violence staff as well as organisational development, quality assurance and service excellence.

Brooke is Chair of the Port Macquarie Domestic Violence Committee and sits on the DVNSW Advisory Group.

Leaders in our Community

‘The training has been a great initiative and a step in the right direction. Thank you for all you do to encourage better and stronger communities.’ – Carlisle Homes

‘Great information to help us understand how to recognise the signs and go support someone who may be going through domestic and family violence. It was presented in a way that was really relevant to the workplace.’ – Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

‘Liberty generously shared their expertise about this challenging topic with the aim of reducing the stigma, enhancing positive relationships and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our employees.’ – Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Would you like to know more?

If you would like to find out more about our Everybody’s Business program, please contact us and a Prevention Specialist will be in touch to discuss your needs.

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