Domestic Abuse Safe Leave

Closes 27 Sep 2024

Opened 5 Jul 2024


This consultation seeks to inform the public about the department's intention to introduce regulations, under and in accordance with provisions of the Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Act (NI) 2022, to entitle employees and workers, who are victims of domestic abuse up to 10 days paid safe leave in each leave year for the purpose of dealing with issues related to that abuse.

Why your views matter

Responses to this consultation will help us determine:

  • how to develop a legislative framework which enables employers to provide support to employees who are dealing with the challenges of domestic abuse
  • the process for taking safe leave
  • the regulatory, equality and other impacts of the policy

Give us your views


  • Parents
  • Higher education students
  • Prospective higher education students
  • School students
  • All stakeholders
  • Citizens
  • Business
  • Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Homeowners
  • Private Sector
  • Business
  • Industry
  • Academia


  • Employment