Domestic violence and abuse during COVID-19
Published: 16 November, 2020
Self-isolation and social distancing can be extremely difficult and dangerous for individuals experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Here are some resources to help primary care staff:
- Five Rs of asking about domestic abuse – Brief guidance for safe enquiry about domestic abuse in ‘virtual’ health settings such as on the telephone or online
- Easy read posters to highlight the risks of Gender-based Violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.
IRISi have adapted all training to enable delivery by webinar. All practice staff are still able to access specialist IRIS training in DVA and are given the tools to ask about, and respond to, disclosures of DVA within both a virtual and face to face setting.
- Guidance for General Practice Teams – Responding to domestic abuse during telephone and video consultations.
- COVID-19 Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) Guidance for Reception and Administration Teams
- Adaptations to IRIS during COVID-19
- Guidance for Nurses and Midwives to Support Those Affected by Domestic Abuse (updated September 2020)
See the learning resources on the Domestic Abuse page.
Last updated: 4 December, 2020