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What is EDAC

EDAC is a pledge by businesses to support women affected by abuse to enter or re enter the workplace

Is EDAC only for women?

Domestic Abuse is a gendered crime that disproportionally affects women and girls as such EDAC focuses on the support required by women as part of the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy. 

We recognise that men and other marginalised groups are also affected by abuse and whilst EDAC focuses on supporting women who are disproportionately affected, we work with a network of partners and organisations who specialise in supporting other groups.’

Who are the The Sharan Project?

The Sharan Project is a registered charity and the national lead delivery partner for EDAC – see here for more details

Where can men get help?

We work with a wide range of specialist services who provide support for male victims of abuse. Organisations such as Mankind can be contacted here and we will continue to ensure marginalised groups are able to seek appropriate support services. 

How is EDAC funded?

EDAC is supported by a range of funders. It is further supported by Department for Work and Pensions, BEIS, Home Office as part of Governments commitment to end Violence against Women and Girls and the office for the Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales.

Who can apply for opportunities and jobs on your website?

Subject to eligibility all women affected by abuse can apply for opportunities.

I am an individual (not company) how can I help?

There are many ways in which individuals can get involved such as fundraising, volunteering and helping raise awareness . Please register your interest and a member of our engagement team will be in touch. 


I am a small company, can I sign up?

Yes, provided you are a registered company/charity based in England and subject to due diligence checks, we welcome members from the the private, public and third sectors, regardless of size.

Do I need to be a registered company/charity to get involved

Yes, we are required to undertake due diligence on all members and part of that requires company/charity registration checks.

I am working with a domestic abuse survivor/victim. How can I refer her to EDAC?

We work with a range of referral partners and women’s organisation. Please visit this page to make an online referral or call us on 0300 102 3231 and one of our advisors will get in touch with you. Please note, all referrals will require expressed consent by the client to be contacted.

How to change my password?

Go to the login page and click ‘forgotten password’

Can I change my company logo or description after submission?

Yes you can. Please contact us at info@edacuk.org and we will action your request. Unfortunately you cannot do this automatically on our website as all content is subject to internal approval. 

Can I become a member without posting an opportunity?

Yes, we recognise that every employer will have differing capacities, as such we welcome an opportunity to explore this further to to see how you can get involved and ensure you get the most out of your membership.

What happens after I sign the covenant?

You will receive an automated email confirming your registration, once approved a member of our partnership team will send you a welcome pack containing your certificate, digital badge, how to guide and login in details. You will then be allocated an account manager who will arrange to speak with you to develop your action plan, based on the 5 pledges and to explore opportunities in your organisation. Your membership will be reviewed after 3/6/12 months to ensure you are on track.

Can I display your digital badge on my website/email/social media?

Yes, you will receive this once you have signed up to the covenant together with a ‘how to’ guide to ensure it is used effectively and in line with brand guidelines

I’m an employer who needs help understanding domestic abuse further, how can you help?

Through our partnerships we have developed a range of resources, workshops and training programs aimed at developing employer knowledge of domestic abuse and harmful practices. Together we work to ensure you are ‘project ready’ and completely confident before posting your opportunities. Please see here for more information

What is the eligibility criteria to signing up?

Your organisation must 1. be a registered company/charity/CIC in England 2. demonstrate a commitment to addressing Domestic Abuse 3. actively engage to identify opportunities to empower women to gain skills and opportunities 4. able to provide a safe workplace environment in accordance with legislative frameworks & policies and apply the national minimum wage.

What are your expectations from employers?

Our core expectation is a commitment to address domestic abuse (see pledges) and identify work based opportunities. This can include, but is not limited to: workplace skills, job opportunities, mentoring schemes, sector specific courses, internships, work experience or apprenticeships.

Do I need a DA Policy in place to sign up?

In order to ensure women applying for roles (paid and unpaid) through EDAC, we have a duty to ensure placements provide a safe working environment, as such members are expected to adhere to statutory and non statutory policies and good practices. We can support members who do not have DA policies and or review existing DA policies 

How much does it cost to sign up?

In recognition of the current climate, we have waived membership fees so there is no cost to sign up to the Covenant and become a member of EDAC, post your opportunities on our dedicated website, receive applications and no cost for our continued support and commitment to your organisation. We may review this at a later date and welcome any donations/fundraising to allow us to continue to deliver on our work

Women/Job Applicants 

What if I am a woman but not affected by abuse?

We know 1 in 4 women will be affected by abuse in their lifetime and that abuse comes in many different forms. It can be physical, sexual, mental, emotional or economic. We advise that you contact us through our website to have an informal chat in the first instance. If you have not been affected by Domestic Abuse, please consider applying for roles on other sites

How can job applications be made?

Each opportunity will have a ‘how to apply’ section. Simply follow the instructions and make your application. If you don’t feel ready to apply and require further support, please contact us and we’ll happily guide you through the process and other options that may be available

Is self referral allowed?

Yes, you can request a call back or self refer here. A member of our client support team will contact you directly, please state if it is safe to call and any relevant information on the inline form.

Can you guarantee to get me a job?

Whilst we are unable to guarantee employment positions, we work with employers to provide inclusive work place opportunities. Our team will work with you to understand your needs and current skillset and direct you to the options available.

I applied for a role but it was gone/I was not accepted/not as expected

Opportunities will generally have a closing date, Please contact your EDAC client advisor who will guide you through the process, discuss any concerns you may have and work with you to create a plan for your next steps.

EDAC does not hold liability for any third party information or links listed on the website.

I am claiming benefits/employed/on a low income, furloughed/seeking a career change – can I apply?

Yes, we recognise that everyone’s situation is different, our advisors are on hand to better understand your needs and work with you to identify suitable opportunities.

Will employers know I have been affected by abuse?

All our members have pledged to support women affected by abuse to enter or re enter the workplace, they are committed to diversifying their recruitment process to be inclusive and act as a champion to break taboos surrounding victims and survivors of abuse.

Domestic abuse

Learn more about domestic abuse and why we need you to get involved.
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The Sharan Project

Learn how the Sharan Project can help get you and your organisation ‘EDAC ready’.
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