Domestic Violence by NHS trust and board

Claire Wilde made this Freedom of Information request to Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 324 authorities

Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

The request was successful.

Dear Guy's and St Thomas' 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, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail. Given the current situation with the second surge of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak we are taking steps to protect our patients, staff and any visitors. This means we have very limited resources to respond to requests for information and ask that you consider the following before making a request.

If you are making a Freedom of Information request please consider if this is vital at this point in time and if you can cancel or delay asking for information until we have returned to normal service. If your request is essential please consider requesting the minimum information possible. We are unlikely to be able to respond in a timely manner as the majority of requests are answered by the clinical and operational staff within the various departments in the Trust. These are often the same staff who are busy dealing with patient care, directly treating and managing Covid-19 patients or are supporting these staff and the service in the care of patients.

Please let us know if you have any further queries or information related to this request. Our reference number for the request is FOI 93321; please quote this on all correspondence.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any further queries, please contact the Information Governance department at [email address]

Yours faithfully,

Freedom of Information Team
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
[Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust request email]

show quoted sections

:FOI, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

2 Attachments

[Subject only] FOI 93321_Wilde_Final response

show quoted sections

:FOI, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

2 Attachments

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find attached our response to your request.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
[Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust request email]

show quoted sections