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Domestic abuse: Professional Resources

Links to websites and organisations providing relevant information and support to victims of domestic abuse

This page provides information and resources for all nursing and midwifery staff working in any setting. The resources provide guidance and advice for anyone who will encounter people impacted by domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse pocket guide

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.

For more information, see: Domestic abuse pocket guide

A cry for health

The ‘Cry for health’ evaluation study published by SafeLives looks at the impact of providing specialist support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse in a hospital setting. 

'Domestic abuse has a devastating effect on the health and wellbeing of victims and families, and is a national public health epidemic.'

Please follow the links to find out more about:

Legislation and employment support for the specific legal position across the UK. Also employment support particularly for nurses and midwives and those working in health care.

National guidance for UK wide and specific country guidance 

General resources and support provides a selection of useful links to web sites and organisations providing relevant information and support to victims and those impacted by domestic abuse.