Domestic Violence by NHS trust and board

Claire Wilde made this Freedom of Information request to Airedale NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 324 authorities

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Dear Airedale NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for information relating to your activities with regards to domestic violence.

Could you please tell me:

Do you provide access to an Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor?

If yes, do you provide access to an IDAA at every hospital site?

Do you employ a domestic abuse specialist nurse?

If yes, do you employ a domestic abuse specialist nurse at every hospital site?

Do you have a Domestic Abuse policy?

If yes, please provide a copy.

Do you produce an annual safeguarding report on domestic abuse?

Do you conduct internal audits to ensure compliance to the domestic abuse policy?

Have you conducted training for staff on domestic abuse in the last 12 months. If no, in the last 24 months?

How many domestic abuse, stalking and harassment (DASH) risk assessments were completed by the trust/health board in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

How many domestic abuse, stalking and harassment (DASH) referrals were made by the trust/health board to a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

Please provide the data for the last two parts of my request in a spreadsheet format.

Please do let me know if I need to amend or clarify my request in any way.

Yours faithfully,

Harriet Clugston

FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Wilde

 

Thank you for your request for information from Airedale NHS Foundation
Trust which was received on 22^nd January 2021.  Your request has been
given the Reference Number ANHSFT REF  . 

 

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Deborah Cocker

FOI Administrator

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD

Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

[1][Airedale NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs and I am currently working from
home

 

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Dear FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

I am just writing to ask for an update on this FOI as a response is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Harriet Clugston

FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Wilde
I'm very sorry for the delay. I have written again to the appropriate department and as soon as I receive any data from them I will reply to you. You will appreciate I'm sure that the Trust has been working under unusual pressures but we are trying to keep to the deadlines.
I hope the delay isn't causing you too much inconvenience.
With kind regards

Deborah Cocker
FOI/IG Asst
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD
Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48
My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs and I am currently working from home

http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter @AiredaleNHSFT

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FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Wilde

 

Further to your application to access information under the Freedom of
Information Act (ANHSFT REF.5109) please find our response below.   Please
accept my apologies for our late reply.

 

1.Do you provide access to an Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor?

 

We have just employed an IDVA in conjunction with BRI

 

2. If yes, do you provide access to an IDAA at every hospital site?

 

Not at Castleberg. (A 10 bedded community based rehabilitation hospital)

 

3. Do you employ a domestic abuse specialist nurse?

 

No

 

4. If yes, do you employ a domestic abuse specialist nurse at every
hospital site? N/A

 

5. Do you have a Domestic Abuse policy?

 

Yes, we do for staff and this is manged by HR. Our safeguarding adults and
children’s policy does cover domestic abuse (attached).

 

6. If yes, please provide a copy.

 

7. Do you produce an annual safeguarding report on domestic abuse?

 

Not specifically on domestic abuse, it is contained within our
safeguarding adults and children’s annual report.

 

8. Do you conduct internal audits to ensure compliance to the domestic
abuse policy?

 

No

 

9. Have you conducted training for staff on domestic abuse in the last 12
months. If no, in the last 24 months?

 

Yes

 

10. How many domestic abuse, stalking and harassment (DASH) risk
assessments were completed by the trust/health board in 2016, 2017, 2018,
2019 and 2020?

 

None

 

11. How many domestic abuse, stalking and harassment (DASH) referrals were
made by the trust/health board to a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment
Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

 

None

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Deborah Cocker

FOI/IG Asst

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD

Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs and I am currently working from home

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