Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS)
For many victims of domestic abuse going to see the doctor is the only safe place they can go without their violent partner present.
Our specialist domestic violence advocate-educators train and support primary care clinicians to recognise domestic abuse and refer their female patients to our service.
The IRIS workers offer emotional and practical support and if appropriate help to access a range of specialist services.
IRIS is cited as best practice in a number of important documents including the NICE guidance on domestic violence and abuse, the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report and Home Office’s “Domestic Homicide Reviews – Common Themes Identified as Lessons to be Learned”.