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Domestic abuse staff guidance

This staff guidance will give you all the information and referral tools you need to assist a person when dealing with sexual or domestic violence.

Key partners from the Derbyshire and Derby City Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Coordination Group have produced a multi-agency staff toolkit in relation to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The aim of the toolkit is to provide a quick reference guide for practitioners (from any agency) when dealing with cases of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The toolkit outlines:

  • what domestic abuse and sexual violence is
  • how domestic abuse can affect different groups of people (including females, males, children, BAME communities, LGBTQ+ communities and disabled people)
  • what support is available across Derbyshire

The Domestic Abuse Staff Guidance is split into the following sections:

  • adults
  • children
  • black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME)
  • male victims
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, plus (LGBTQ+)
  • disability