Guidance for health professionals on domestic violence
- Department of Health
- Part of:
- Public health contribution of nurses and midwives: guidance
- 24 June 2013
- Applies to:
Looks at important aspects relating to preventing and identifying domestic violence and abuse and supporting those affected.
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This guidance helps health professionals to recognise factors that may indicate domestic violence and abuse and describes steps to ensure appropriate support and referral where necessary. It highlights best practice, information and learning resources.
This guidance acknowledges that because of the role of midwives, health visitors and school nurses, they are often one of the first to become aware of domestic violence and abuse issues within families. They therefore have a significant part to play.
Published: 24 June 2013