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Domestic violence

Domestic violence is an issue that affects CSP members both as members of staff and in their clinical roles. 


Please also see the Frontline feature: Tackling abuse: physiotherapy and domestic violence

Following an ARC motion in 2013, the CSP contacted the Department of Health to find out what steps have been taken to implement the recommendations of the 2010 report by the Taskforce on the Health Aspects of Violence against Women and Children.

The recommendations of that taskforce have now been amalgamated into a cross governmental group and a number of reports have been published containing further guidance for health care practitioners and updates on progress.

Role of Stewards

CSP stewards are encouraged to raise questions about implementation of the recommendations for NHS action at local level via local joint negotiating committees.

Stewards may also find it helpful to refer to the following resources when raising issues or negotiating policies at JNCC level, or when dealing with individual members who are experiencing domestic violence and requesting support in the workplace. The key is putting a policy into place and having staff educated and alerted to these types of issues so they can best support colleagues.

Resources for stewards

General resources

Domestic violence helplines


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Last reviewed

12 September 2014
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