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Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Health Visiting teams ask about domestic violence as part of the Family Health Needs assessment. This can take place antenatally, following the birth of a baby, when a family arrive in the area or at any time where the professional thinks the question is indicated. Opportunities will be provided to see the possible victim alone to hold sensitive conversations. Health Visitors continue to work with families at risk of, or experiencing, domestic violence and abuse (DVA), including participation in the Child Protection process where this has become…
Provides safe, secure temporary accommodation, floating support and children's services to women and children escaping domestic violence and abuse. Family support and parenting programmes where domestic violence is an issue as well as other problems including alcohol, substance misuse and mental health.
Clockhouse BuildingDefiance WalkWoolwich Dockyard EstateLondonSE18 5QL
Royal Greenwich has commissioned the Her Centre to provide an Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) service for those referred by the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and other high risk cases. This is a service for victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA).
Midwives in the Maternity Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust make routine inquiries regarding domestic violence (DV) when women access the service. This enables identification of where DV is occuring and an appropriate response or referral-on. It is a particularly important service given women's increased risk of DV during pregnancy.