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Royal Colleges, charities and health bodies join forces to push for better support for those suffering domestic abuse

 

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Royal Colleges, charities and health bodies join forces to push for better support for those suffering domestic abuse

The RCGP along with domestic abuse charity Safe Lives has written to health and social care secretary Matt Hancock calling for more support for health and care professionals to identify signs of domestic abuse, and signpost adult and child victims of domestic abuse to appropriate support services.

The letter notes how during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing number of domestic abuse victims and perpetrators seeking support – and that this is likely to continue as current lockdown measures are eased. It comes ahead of a meeting of the Domestic Abuse Bill Committee this week.