In order to improve the identification of domestic violence, all Hackney and the City GPs participate in the Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) programme. IRIS provides training to primary care staff and an online tool, which is integrated into GP patient information systems, providing a route for referral to specialist services. In 2015/16, there were 190 referralsB by local GPs relating to a total of 95 women. This was an increase on previous years, with 103 referrals having been made in 2013/14. Referrals that are deemed to be high risk are referred to the MARAC. For more information on the MARAC, please see the domestic violence heading in the treatment, care and support section.

Notes

  1. These data are recorded as one referral per child, and therefore a woman with two children would be classed as two referrals
  2. These data are recorded as one referral per child, and therefore a woman with two children would be classed as two referrals