A Cry for Health- DA services in hospitals
by Gudrun Burnet (Winston Churchill Fellowship)
A book published by Sylvia Walby, Jude Towers et al addresses the extent to which violence against women is currently hidden; how violence should be measured; how research and new ways of thinking about violence could improve its measurement; and how improved measurement could change policy. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms, including for the measurement of femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM.
The resource is for all NHS staff, including staff in NHS commissioned services. Staff in partnership agencies who work with adults and children will also find it helpful. Commissioners will gain insight into services to support people experiencing domestic violence and abuse, and the importance of local strategic planning being joined up to deal successfully with this most common form of hidden harm to women.
Department of Health
Centre for Research on Families and Relationships