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Reaching victims in the home: training Wheatley Housing Group

Having trained in Youth and Community Work, Fiona McMullen worked in a Criminal Justice Setting for several years before joining ASSIST where she is now Operations Manager, responsible for Glasgow and Lanarkshire services and the Children’s Advocacy Service. Fiona is also an Associate Trainer for SafeLives, training the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Housing and Health services, as well as delivering DA Matters, a culture change programme to train Scotland’s 14,000 police officers on responding to domestic abuse.

Establishing best practice response to domestic abuse within acute health

Donna Allender is the Pathfinder Domestic Abuse Project Lead Officer for the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Having previously led the development of the Health IDVA service within an acute hospital she is keen to capitalise on the expertise of the Pathfinder consortium in scoping a sustainable domestic abuse model across targeted health services with the Somerset CCG area.


Transforming the primary health response to domestic abuse in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Iza Rana is an IRIS Advocate Educator with Advance Charity. The IRIS model is a domestic abuse and violence training, support and referral programme for GP practices. In this blog, Iza reflects on the introduction of the IRIS model to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.