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This guide is one of a series designed to support health workers to work effectively with the victims of gender-based violence in line with NHS Scotland and Scottish Government policy.

It covers

  • how to identify and respond to domestic abuse
  • child protection and domestic abuse
  • working with perpetrators.

This guidance explains the nature of domestic abuse, its impact on health and how staff can identify and respond to it. It also includes information on children and young people affected by domestic abuse and working with perpetrators.


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