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.
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 by phone on 01202 223352 or 075844 81839 by email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or support, or IRIS@poole.gcsx.gov.uk for referrals.
Make a referral
Download and complete our IRIS referral form.
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.
Page last updated: 16 December 2019