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Looking ahead to the New Domestic Violence NICE Draft Quality Standard

Davina James-Hanman Advisory Group Member of the Domestic Violence Quality Standard at NICE gives an update at today’s identifying and supporting victims of Domestic Violence conference on:

  • learning from the responses to the consultation on the draft standards

  • priorities and challenges for implementation

  • developing effective training and education

Davina discussed the development of the forthcoming Domestic Violence NICE Quality standard. Davina opened her presentation emphasizing the enormous economic cost of domestic violence and  as a result that virtually all interventions are cost effective. Davina stated that Health Services are in a unique place to recognize domestic violence and create a safe place for disclosure and seeking help.

The domestic violence quality standard is currently in development an due for publication in February 2016

The draft standards are:

•Statement 1. People presenting to A&E departments with indicators of possible domestic violence or abuse have a private one-to-one discussion.
•Statement 2. Women presenting to maternity services with indicators of possible domestic violence or abuse have a private one-to-one discussion.
•Statement 3. People who disclose domestic violence or abuse have an assessment of their immediate safety.
•Statement 4. People experiencing domestic violence or abuse are offered a referral to specialist support services.
•Statement 5. People perpetrating domestic violence or abuse are offered a referral to specialist support services.
 

Davina's full presentation is available to download at the end of this page

In her presentation Davina discussed:

  • Why the standards are needed / where did they come from

  • How the quality standards support delivery of outcomes

  • Co-ordinated services

  • Training and competencies

  • Some caveats about Quality Standards

Draft Standards

  • Statement 1. People presenting to A&E departments with indicators of possible domestic violence or abuse have a private one-to-one discussion.

  • Statement 2. Women presenting to maternity services with indicators of possible domestic violence or abuse have a private one-to-one discussion.

  • Statement 3. People who disclose domestic violence or abuse have an assessment of their immediate safety.

  • Statement 4. People experiencing domestic violence or abuse are offered a referral to specialist support services.

  • Statement 5. People perpetrating domestic violence or abuse are offered a referral to specialist support services.

Davina James-Hanman’s Biography:

Davina James-Hanman is an independent Violence Against Women Consultant. She was formerly the Director of AVA (Against Violence & Abuse) for 17 years, which she took up following five years at L.B. Islington as the first local authority Domestic Violence Co-ordinator in the UK (1992). From 2000-08, she had responsibility for developing and implementing the first London Domestic Violence Strategy for the Mayor of London.

She has worked in the field of violence against women for almost three decades in a variety of capacities including advocate, campaigner, conference organiser, crisis counsellor, policy officer, project manager, refuge worker, researcher, trainer and writer. She has published innumerable articles and two book chapters and formerly acted as the Dept. of Health policy lead on domestic violence as well as being an Associate Tutor at the national police college and as a Lay Inspector for HMCPSI. Davina has also authored a wide variety of original resources for survivors.

She acted as the Specialist Adviser to the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into domestic violence (2007/08) and Chairs the Accreditation Panel for Respect. From 2008-09 she was seconded to the Home Office to assist with the development of the first national Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. Current projects include a range of quality assurance and standards development work, mapping the impact of austerity and Domestic Homicide Reviews. Davina is also a Trustee of Women in Prison.

We are also running Implementing the NEW NICE Quality Standard for Domestic Violence & Improving the effectiveness of MARACs on Wednesday 2 March 2016 in London

Future conferences of interest:

Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults Supporting the Transition to Adulthood
Thursday 28 January 2016, ICO Conference Centre, London

Psychological Therapies in the NHS
Wednesday 3 February 2016 — Thursday 4 February, Millennium Conference Centre, London

Improving Mental Health Crisis Care: Maintaining Momentum
Wednesday 3 February 2016, The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Eating Disorders: Developing a Gold Standard Service
Wednesday 10 February 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions
Tuesday 23 February 2016 , Hallam Conference Centre, London


Download: davina-james-hanman_1243.pdf

16 November 2015

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