Recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse
A quick guide for social workers
Published January 2020
This quick guide offers social workers a summary of NICE guidance on the how to identify and help stop domestic violence and abuse. It will walk through recognising the indicators of abuse, talking to people about it and offering support and referral for protection, if needed.
It covers the key points on domestic violence and abuse, and guides social workers so they can provide effective support for people who have experienced domestic abuse, as well as their children. This includes:
- Asking about domestic violence and abuse.
- Responding to disclosures.
- Children and young people.
- Training and supervision.