Protecting people Promoting health: A public health approach to violence prevention for England

Department of Health, September 2018

This document outlines the extent and impact of violence nationally, covering violence in the general population as well as specific violence types that can impact dramatically on different sectors of society: child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence and elder abuse. It also provides information on how to access local intelligence on violence and related harms. The document describes some of the key risk and protective factors for violence and collects together details of interventions and policy measures that have been effective in preventing violence , giving examples of where these are already being employed in England. It also outlines the policy frameworks already in place to support violence prevention.

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Domestic Abuse Pocket Guide

Royal College of Nursing, May 2017

Domestic abuse is a significant safeguarding issue in all societies and is a challenging issue for everyone. This guide has been developed in response to the recognition by the RCN of the need for nurses, midwives and health care support workers and all health care professionals to have an understanding of the impact of the domestic abuse of patients, clients and colleagues.

Click here to view the guidance.

New iHV resources to help reduce Domestic Slavery in the UK

Institute of Health Visiting, May 2017

The Institute of Health Visiting has produced a new Good Practice Points publication and a new e-learning module aimed at helping health visitors to spot the signs of an individual in Domestic Slavery (DS) and what to do about it, in support of the Government campaign “Spot the Signs”.

Click here to access the resources.

Responding to domestic abuse: a resource for health professionals

Department of Health, March 2017

This resource looks at how health professionals can support adults and young people over 16 who are experiencing domestic abuse, and dependent children in their households.

It will help health staff to identify potential victims, initiate sensitive routine enquiry and respond effectively to disclosures of abuse.

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Disability and domestic abuse: risk, impacts and response

Public Health England, November 2015

This report improves understanding of the complexities of disabled people’s experiences of domestic abuse and promotes consideration of these complexities within the public health system. It also supports local and national action, and provides guidance to improve response across local authorities, health and social care services, clinical commissioners, domestic abuse services, disability services, police and crime commissioners and the wider public health system

Click here to read the report.