New domestic violence guidance

Social and healthcare staff should be trained to recognise signs of physical, mental or financial abuse, according to new recommendations on domestic violence.

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NICE: A third of women experience domestic violence

According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, in England and Wales:

  • Almost a third of women and a fifth of men have experienced domestic violence at some point during their lives;
  • 1.2 million women and 784,000 men aged between 16 and 59 experienced abuse in 2010/11.
  • Women are more likely than men to experience repeated partner abuse.
  • Domestic violence can impact people in a sexual, emotion, financial and physical way.

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