Dr Yasmin Husain MBChB, BSc, MRCGP
GP Birmingham
Named GP for Birmingham and Solihull CCG Safeguarding team

1 in 4 women, 1 in 8 men and 1 in 5 children are subjected to domestic abuse in the UK. Those statistics represent a significant proportion of our Practice lists. How can we spot who they are? How can we feel confident enough to initiate an active enquiry into abuse? And how can we support them if we get a disclosure? I will answer all these questions and more in this Level 3 training.

I will cover: 

1. Definitions of Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control

2. Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse

3. The impact of domestic abuse on Adults

4. The impact of domestic abuse on Children

5. Why Domestic abuse is important to Primary Care by looking at two case studies including a Domestic Homicide Review

6. How to ask about domestic abuse and how to respond to disclosures

7. How to manage Domestic Abuse in times of COVID

8. Resources and Support for victims/ survivors of domestic abuse