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Implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Domestic Violence

Chaired by Christopher Fincken Chairman of the UK Caldicott Guardian Council, today's conference focuses on monitoring improvement against the new NICE Quality Standard for Domestic Violence & Improving the effectiveness of MARACs.

Nicole Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer at Standing Together Against Domestic Violence gives an opening address on supporting victims of domestic violence, her presentation covers:

  • getting help to the right women at the right time: the importance of helping high risk victims fast
  • findings of Domestic Homicide Reviews
  • helping commissioners make better decisions that cut domestic abuse
  • early Identifying domestic violence high risk victims and delivering integrated family support
  • the role of health and social care services in the coordinated community response to domestic abuse
  • developing embedded practice in health and social care
  • the role of the independent domestic violence advisor (IDVA) in health and social care
  • developing effective training and education

Full presentation

Implementing the Domestic Violence NICE Draft Quality Standard

Davina James-Hanman, Advisory Group Member Domestic Violence Quality Standard NICE

  • monitoring progress against the quality standard for Domestic Violence
  • priorities and challenges for implementation
  • developing effective training and education

Full presentation

Working with perpetrators of domestic violence

Jo Todd, CEO at Respect

  • working with perpetrators of domestic violence
  • how do we change behaviour in the long term
  • our programmes and experience


Jo discussed the evidence base for perpetrator programmes, quoting M Hester who found that 83% of convicted perpetrators had contacted the GP for help but GPs are often unsure how to respond. Jo discussed the dangers of sending perpetrators to counselling or anger mangement training and the importance of referral to tailored specialist services for perpetrators. Jo went on to discuss the domestic violence perpetrator programmes delivered by Respect, the key aim being to increase the safety of those at risk by intervening with perpetrators. Programmes should include a behaviour change programme, risk assessment and management, integrated support services for partners, be part of a coordinated response and adhere to national standards and accreditation. 

Full presentation

20 September 2016


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