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Health & Social Care staff to support women at risk of gender based violence

Published: 22 April 2020

The opportunity for this crime to take place increases & opportunity for women to seek help or remove themselves from abuse situation may be limited.  Face to face consultations have reduced nevertheless staff across Health and Social care are well placed to identify and support women and girls at risk of GBV.  Staff in  Health & Social care may have less experience of identifying abuse during  phone consultations. This resource was developed by Dr Sue Brechin a Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health , NHS Fife and a Scottish Quality & Safety Fellow   in consultation with Scottish Women’s Aid, GBV leads and Public Health Scotland  to support staff support women during lockdown.  The resource aims to provide some guidance on making telephone consultations safe and provide opportunity to make sure women are safe at home.  The video produced by Open Change.’ 
Full length: https://vimeo.com/408344058/4454d27aaf

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