IRIS Programme - Domestic & Sexual Violence and Abuse

What is IRIS?

ISIS is a specialist domestic & sexual violence and abuse (DVSA) training, support and referral programme for general practices. Our clinical and administrative teams have received in-house training on how to recognise DVSA, respond and refer patients, confidentiality and safety.

Victims and survivors can be referred to the advocate educator. The advocate educator provides emotional and practical support, carries out risk assessments, safety plans and advocates on behalf of the patient as appropriate.

Referring clinicians receive updates from the advocate educator, including information about the support their patient is receiving and other services to which they have been referred. This sharing of information enables monitoring of risk and safety planning.

1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse.

1 in 7 men will experience domestic abuse.

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