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Domestic Violence

This is the JSNA chapter on crime and the fear of crime. Theme chapters summarise who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, the evidence base, highlight the key issues and gaps, and provides recommendations for commissioners.

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on domestic violence and abuse. It is relevant to a range of services, voluntary sector bodies and professionals. This includes: lead members of adult and children's social services, health and wellbeing boards, local safeguarding boards for children and adults and members of local crime and disorder reduction partnerships.The guidance can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here: bit.ly/TvhdlH

Domestic violence and abuse is a complex issue that needs sensitive handling by a range of health and social care professionals. The cost, in both human and economic terms, is so significant that even marginally effective interventions are cost effective.

Women and men can experience this type of violence in heterosexual and same-sex relationships.

The recommendations cover the broad spectrum of domestic violence and abuse, including violence perpetrated on men, on those in same-sex relationships and on young people.

Working in a multi-agency partnership is the most effective way to approach the issue at both an operational and strategic level. Initial and ongoing training and organisational support is also needed.

The guidance is for health and social care commissioners, specialist domestic violence and abuse staff and others whose work may bring them into contact with people who experience or perpetrate domestic violence and abuse. In addition it may be of interest to members of the public.

The guidance can be viewed by clicking here: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH50

Domestic violence remains an important public and social health concern in the UK. This report provides an indication of the burden of assaults in the home on Emergency Departments in Greater Manchester for the 3-year period from January 2009 to December 2011. Data is provided for all attendances to Emergency Departments in Greater Manchester which have been recorded as assaults and occurred in the home.

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