Introduction to the topic
Nurses, midwives and doctors can be the first professional point of contact for women, men and children who have been victims of violence. They often seek out health services, even if they do not wish to disclose the abuse or violence involved at the same time. They name medical staff as the professionals they are most likely to trust when it comes to disclosing abuse. It is therefore crucial that the quality of their response is high to ensure that victims of domestic violence have access to the highest attainable standard of health.
The aim of this training platform is to better respond to the different needs of victims of domestic violence, to identify victims more quickly and to protect their children. Special attention was paid to communication with victims in different situations (Module 3: Communication with victims in cases of domestic violence).
Professional responses to domestic abuse: The role of multi-agency cooperation
The video introduces the fictional domestic abuse case of ‘Rita’. It shows how the cooperation with other professionals can look to support Rita best.