In this section, you will find tools, resources, leaflets, and referral forms for use if you are working with someone who is experiencing domestic abuse. We can support you through working with someone experiencing domestic abuse. Call us on 01452 726 561 if you would like more information.
Domestic abuse and COVID-19
GP Development Workers (GPDWs)
GDASS employ three GP Development Workers who are working across all 81 GP Surgeries in Gloucestershire to improve Domestic Abuse early identification and risk assessing.
The GPDWs support GP surgeries to identify a domestic abuse champion who receives specialist training to support their surgery to deal with domestic abuse disclosures. The GPDW will support the champion to promote referrals to GDASS and putting in effective support for victims of domestic abuse. The GPDWs offer support and training to surgeries and support them to become safe spaces for disclosures of domestic abuse.
Useful resources for GP surgeries
For other useful tools for use with patients, see below.
The GP Development Team sends out a bi-monthly Health Professionals and Domestic Abuse newsletter to share relevant information, learning events, and more! Click here to sign up.
The Chart of Coercion is a tool created to outline coercive control behaviours. It was originally designed to demonstrate the abusive tactics used to break the will of prisoners of war.
For advice and information on referring to MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) please see here.
GDASS offers bespoke training for agencies. If you would like to talk to us about what we offer, please contact us on email@example.com.
Professionals Line: 01452 726 561