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Define Issue
Diagnostic
Action
Are you, or have you been, subject to domestic abuse?
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Are the children at risk of abuse?
Make child protection referral
Provide information on local support services but do not put pressure on accessing them
Referral to partner services domestic abuse search list
Are there children in your household?
The Government defines domestic violence as "Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality." This includes issues of concern to black and minority ethnic (BME) communities such as so called 'honour killings'.
Definition of ‘risk’ of abuse:
  • Lack of sleep
  • Emotional risks
  • Physical risks
Women's Aid Outreach Service provides specific services for children if domestic abuse has occurred in a household
Consider whether a child protection referral should be made
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No