Does your GP surgery have a domestic abuses champion? Free training available!
Domestic violence is an abuse of human rights and a major public health problem because of the long term consequences for people who have experienced it. The RCGP advises that many people experiencing abuse believe that their GP can be trusted with disclosure, and GPs can offer practical support to protect people who disclose abuse.
Domestic abuse champions are trained to develop knowledge on asking, responding, and supporting people affected by domestic abuse, and to use their knowledge to help their colleagues to respond effectively and appropriately. The champion may be a GP but equally would suit a practice nurse or receptionist who has direct contact with patients.
Training is delivered over two full days. The next two dates are 22/29 April 2021. Training is free although a charge is made if delegates fail to attend without notice.