Domestic Violence by NHS trust and board

Claire Wilde made this Freedom of Information request to London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 324 authorities

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Dear London North West University Healthcare NHS 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 (LONDON NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

*Please note that in light of the ongoing pandemic, your request for
information may be delayed due to urgent operational responses in dealing
with Public Health priorities. 

 

Thank you for your recent email to London North West University Healthcare
NHS Trust, which I can confirm is being treated as a FOI (Freedom of
Information) request.

 

Our reference number for this request is 4158-21 (*please quote this on
all correspondence)

 

Should you have any further queries or information related to this
request, please do not hesitate in replying to this email.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Team

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

[1][email address]

 

 

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FOI (LONDON NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Ms Wilde,

 

FOI Ref: 4158-21 (*Please quote this reference number on all
correspondence)

 

Please find below the response to your Freedom of Information request to
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

 

You may re-use this information (except for logos) under the terms of the
Open Government Licence^1.  If you would prefer to receive the information
in an alternative electronic format, please let us know.

 

Please let us know if you require more details or further clarification. 
You can find out more about the Trust and our publication scheme at our
website^2.

 

I am now in a position to respond to your noted questions/query as
follows;

 

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

 

Yes

 

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

 

Yes (*Please note that although the IDAAs are based at Northwick Park
Hospital they also support staff and patients from all LNWH hospital
sites)

 

3.       Do you employ a domestic abuse specialist nurse?

 

No.  However, the Trust’s Head of Safeguarding, Named Nurse for
Safeguarding Children and Named Midwife for Safeguarding are domestic
abuse specialists and lead on domestic abuse work across the Trust.

 

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

 

Not applicable, see question 3.

 

5.       Do you have a Domestic Abuse policy?

 

Yes

 

6.       If yes, please provide a copy.

 

Please see attached PDF.

 

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

 

Yes, this is incorporated in the Safeguarding Annual Report

 

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

 

Yes

 

9.       Have you conducted training for staff on domestic abuse in the
last 12 months.

 

Yes

 

10.   If no, in the last 24 months?

 

Not applicable, see question 9.

 

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

12.   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?

 

Information not available.  This data is currently collated by the Trust
IDVA Service Provider as they also support staff to complete these and the
DASH risk assessment is part of the IDVA checklist and referral to MARAC
(Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) The Safeguarding Team and the
IDVA Service are currently updating the Service Level agreement which will
incorporate assurance Dash board with information on DASH risk checklist,
MARAC referrals.

 

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

 

This information has been provided in the manner recorded by the Trust.

 

*As noted as part of the Trust’s acknowledgement email, staff are
currently responding to urgent operational issues in dealing with Public
Health priorities, and therefore any further information you may require
to that provided, as above, may be subject to delay at this time.

I hope this information helps, however, should you be dissatisfied with
our response, please use our FOI review process by contacting
[1][email address] or writing to:

Information Governance Manager (FOI Review)

Information Governance

Northwick Park Hospital

P Block

Watford Road

Harrow

HA1 3UJ

 

Please be aware that reviews will not be conducted via public forum, and
we will require your name and contact address in order to respond.

 

If you remain dissatisfied after a review, you have the right under s50 of
the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office for a decision.

 

Further details about this and the Act can be found on their website^3.

 

^1 Either version 3 or, at your discretion, any later version –
[2]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

^2 [3]https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/about-us/freedom...

^3 [4]http://www.ico.org.uk

 

FOI Team

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

[5][email address]

 

 

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