NHS leaders share resources for NHS staff around women’s safety and domestic abuse
Date: 26 Mar 2021
Type: FSRH News and Information
National clinical leaders, including directors and Chief Officers for nursing, sexual assault, and women’s health, have written a letter to NHS staff advising them of the key signs of domestic abuse and the services that are available for women.
Although these services are not exclusively there for or just needed by women, they are essential in supporting women who are in these distressing and sometimes dangerous situations.
The letter includes information on:
- Spotting the signs of domestic abuse
- Public information on domestic abuse
- The Home Office’s ‘You Are Not Alone’ campaign
- Support services for the public
- Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)
- Resources for NHS Staff
- Resources for NHS Managers
NHS staff are encouraged to cascade this information as appropriate. It is important that all staff ensure that the NHS is taking the right action to identify, safeguard and care for individuals in these very difficult circumstances, and more widely support patients against abuse.