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Give evidence of injuries consistent with domestic violence

Adapt this example letter to provide information about medical injuries or harm consistent with domestic violence.

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Confirm evidence of injuries consistent with domestic violence (example letter)

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If you’re a doctor, dentist, nurse, midwife, practitioner psychologist or health visitor, you can adapt this letter to give evidence of diagnosing injuries or conditions consistent with domestic violence.

You can also sign this letter if you’re a health professional and have access to relevant medical records but did not make the diagnosis yourself.

You need to give evidence when victims of domestic violence apply for legal aid.

Referrals

Adapt this example letter to respond to requests for information about referrals to specialist domestic violence support services.

Domestic violence support services

If you work for a domestic violence support service, use this letter to confirm a referral from health professionals.

 Social services

If you work for social services dealing with domestic violence or child abuse, use this letter to confirm completion of a domestic violence assessment.

Published 26 April 2014
Last updated 25 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Sample letter updated.
  2. First published.