Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence

Wirral's Domestic Abuse Strategy
For everyone affected by domestic abuse, this document outlines a commitment from your local services and organisations to help end the abuse, support you to recover and go on to live the life you want. View Strategy.

Wirral Domestic Abuse Needs Assessment (December 2015) 
This represents a refresh and update of Wirral's previous domestic abuse needs assessment. There have been several new developments nationally, with the government adopting a broader definition about what constitutes domestic abuse.  As a consequence the local partnership has prioritised the undertaking of this needs assessment to inform future strategy and commissioning arrangements in Wirral. Drawing upon the evidence base and the best available data, this needs assessment looks to provide the local partnership with as complete a picture of domestic abuse as is possible at this time.

Public Health Annual Report for 2015/16 – Domestic Abuse: Let's make a difference (July 2016)
This report outlines the key drivers and issues associated with domestic abuse and how we can all be involved in changing the situation. This is a link to the Domestic Abuse short video which provides an insight to the impacts it causes. 

Further Information

Additional Content

Domestic violence and abuse. NICE quality standard [QS116] (February 2016)
This quality standard covers domestic violence and abuse in adults and young people aged 16 years and over. It also covers children and young people under 16 years who are affected by domestic violence or abuse that is not directly perpetrated against them, including those taken into care. 

Home Office guidance and information on domestic violence and abuse (March 2015)
Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

The impact of exposure to domestic violence on children and young people: A review of the literature
This article reviews the literature concerning the impact of exposure to domestic violence on the health and developmental well-being of children and young people. 

Public Health England launches new violence toolkit for businesses
The violence toolkit for businesses is a step by step guide for businesses on how they can tackle domestic violence and raise awareness of an issue that impacts health, wellbeing and absence in the workplace. 

Accident and Emergency department data sharing to support violence prevention in Wirral (Centre For Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University)
Accident and Emergency department (A&E) data can play a key role in understanding and preventing violence, yet are often under-utilised by local partners. Based on interviews with local partners in September 2013, this case study outlines how data sharing pathways have been developed in Wirral and how A&E data were informing multi-agency violence prevention work.

A guide to using health data to inform violence prevention 
This short guide is designed to help health and other professionals set up successful data sharing processes and understand how data from health sources can be analysed and fed into local violence prevention. 

Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG): Merseyside and Cheshire Themed Report: Assaults in the home across Merseyside and Cheshire (2011/12 to 2012/13)
This Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG) report provides an analysis of assault in the home attendances to Accident and Emergency Departments (AEDs) across Merseyside and Cheshire, reporting on patient demography and incident levels between April 2011 and March 2013. 

Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG): Trends in violence across the North West of England 
This briefing for commissioners and providers is to look at violence-related attendances to all Emergency Departments across the North West of England, supplemented by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) data, providing a much more detailed picture of violence-related activity across the region.