IRIS – Domestic Violence

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IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) provides general, practice-based, domestic-violence training, support and a referral programme.

  • Advice and support to those affected by domestic abuse (guidance on finance and welfare benefits, housing and homelessness, access to legal services, parenting, emotional support).
  • A safety plan and initial risk assessment to improve safety.
  • Signposting, referral and provision to community, counselling and therapeutic services.
  • Referral to Camden Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) for patients at high level of risk.
  • On-going consultancy to trained clinicians and staff on referrals, concerns and information.

Useful telephone numbers:

  • National Domestic Violence 24 hr Helpline for women experiencing abuse – t: 0808 2000 247
  • Men’s Advice Line for men experiencing abuse: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm – t: 0808 801 0327
  • Galop (National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline) – t: 0800 999 5428 
  • RESPECT Phoneline: Confidential helpline offering advice, information and support to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s violent or abusive behaviour. Monday–Friday 9am–5pm – t: 0808 802 4040

Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • 1:1 casework support for survivors of all genders aged 16+. Signposting for suitable services for younger patients.
  • Those experiencing historic and/or current abuse from current/former intimate partner or family member (domestic abuse, including FGM, forced marriage and so-called honour-based violence).

How to Refer Self ReferralEMIS Forms

GP referral – IRIS provides GPs with a direct referral route to two local advocate educators in Camden and offers information to signpost male/female perpetrators. Complete EMIS form or Word referral form (see Downloads) and email to iris.camden@nhs.net (strongly recommended).

Self-referral – available by contacting IRIS Advocate Educators directly via the contact details below.


Contact Details

Shafu Khanom, IRIS Advocate Educator

m: 07483 025192

e: iris.camden@nhs.net

Solace Women’s Aid

t: 0808 802 5565

e: advice@solacewomensaid.org


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