Back to work – a guide for organisations

Having a staff member or contractor kidnapped is distressing, disruptive and challenging for any organisation. In addition to dealing with the resolution of the incident, ¬†your duty of care extends to supporting the hostages’ family and colleagues. It can be emotional and distressing for everyone involved.

The experience of captivity has a huge impact on the returning hostage, especially on their physical and mental health and also in dealing with the practical challenges that arose out of their absence. As a result, returning to work can be a daunting experience for the hostages.

Based on our experience of helping hundreds of families, this guide offers practical ways in supporting a returning hostage back into the workplace in a way that reduces the impact on them, as well as on their colleagues.