Respect the wishes
of the individual involved.
individualâ€™s immediate needs e.g. health care, personal safety etc.
Believe her and
reassure her that the violence is not her fault.
Be sensitive and
allow her to discuss her fears.
Respect her right
to choose to staying the relationship.
Let her know that
she is not alone in being abused.
evidence - use body maps to show the nature and location of all
Record a statement
from the victim/patient regarding how she was injured and who caused
the injuries, also if appropriate record a statement regarding the
history of violence.
information regarding options and resources - details of Womenâ€™s Aid
(helpline cards etc.), Social Work Departments etc.
not be referred on to other agencies or organisations without their
consent except in Child Protection cases.