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IRIS: Identification and Referral to Improve Safety

IRIS stands for "Identification and Referral to Improve Safety" and is a general practice based domestic violence and abuse programme. We operate in practices across Poole. We work with primary care and third sector domestic abuse specialists. Our goal is to increase referrals to organisations who can help victims.

Victims of abuse trust health care professionals, and believe their doctor is one of the few people to whom they can talk. Many will not disclose abuse without you asking. They report wanting to hear the question, and expect an appropriate response. This is where IRIS can help you.

IRIS advocate

Our IRIS advocate will:

  • provide support and information to patients and professionals
  • build upon practitioners confidence in discussing domestic abuse
  • introduce the role of the domestic abuse advocate and local services.

Contact the IRIS advocate:

Make a referral

Download and complete our IRIS referral form.

Book training

To book a training session or for further information get in contact with our IRIS advocate.

Resources for GP's

Please download and use these resources freely:

IRIS June 2017 newsletter

IRIS May 2017 newsletter

IRIS April 2017 newsletter

IRIS GP surgery poster

IRIS receptionists factsheet

IRIS service factsheet

Power and control wheels

Learn more about organisations who can help with domestic violence and abuse.