Domestic Violence by NHS trust and board

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

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Dear Barts Health 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

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Updated message January 2021:  

 

Please be aware that the Trust is experiencing significant operational
pressures in this wave of Covid-19. We may take longer than usual to
respond to your request and would encourage you to withdraw it if your
request is not time-sensitive or if you realise that you no longer require
the information that you have requested.   

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Updated message January 2021:

Please be aware that the Trust is experiencing significant operational pressures in this wave of Covid-19. We may take longer than usual to respond to your request and would encourage you to withdraw it if your request is not time-sensitive or if you realise that you no longer require the information that you have requested.

Dear Claire Wilde

Your Request for Information: FOI-0060-21

Thank you for your recent request for information. This will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

The FOI Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess the material and if any of the exemption categories apply, then the information may not be released. We will tell you if that is so. If the information you request refers to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. We will let you know if that is the case and give you an indication of the timescale for providing the information. There may be a fee payable for the information you have requested. The fee must be paid before the information is released. We will inform you if this is the case.

Information that we may provide in response to the FOI Act request will be subject to copyright protection. You may ask if you can re-use the information, perhaps for commercial purposes. Without the necessary permission you can breach our copyright. To enquire about re-using Trust information, please write to us at the above address or e-mail [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

If you have any queries then please contact us at [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

If you are dissatisfied with how your request has been handled, please contact the Freedom of Information Team to see if your concerns can be addressed informally.

Alternatively, you can contact the Head of Information Governance & Data Protection Officer.

Postal address:
Head of Information Governance
& Data Protection Officer
Barts Health NHS Trust,
Information Governance
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

If, after we have addressed your complaint, you remain dissatisfied with how we have responded, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioner (Tel: 01625 545 745). Details are shown at www.ico.org.uk.

Yours faithfully,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear requester

You have provided different names for the email account and the signature. Please note that in order for a request to be valid under FOI, the requester must provide their real name.

Please can you confirm the name of the requester making the request (person or organisation)? We will then proceed with processing.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

Please note our new Freedom of Information email address – [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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Dear BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST),

Apologies, I have just seen this response. My name is Harriet Clugston, currently maternity cover as data and investigations editor at JPI Media for Claire Wilde, who set up this account.

Yours sincerely,

Harriet Clugston

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Updated message February 2021:  

 

Please be aware that the Trust is experiencing significant operational
pressures in this wave of Covid-19. We may take longer than usual to
respond to your request and would encourage you to withdraw it if your
request is not time-sensitive or if you realise that you no longer require
the information that you have requested.   

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear Harriet Clugston

Thank you for your clarification. Your request will now be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

Please be aware that the Trust may take longer than usual to respond to your request as we are anticipating increasing operational pressures due to Covid-19.

If you decide that you no longer require the information that you have requested, we would encourage you to withdraw your request so that our team can focus on other requests and our services can focus on other work.

The FOI Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess the material and if any of the exemption categories apply, then the information may not be released. We will tell you if that is so. If the information you request refers to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. We will let you know if that is the case and give you an indication of the timescale for providing the information. There may be a fee payable for the information you have requested. The fee must be paid before the information is released. We will inform you if this is the case.

Information that we may provide in response to the FOI Act request will be subject to copyright protection. You may ask if you can re-use the information, perhaps for commercial purposes. Without the necessary permission you can breach our copyright. To enquire about re-using Trust information, please write to us at the above address or e-mail [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

If you have any queries then please contact us at [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

If you are dissatisfied with how your request has been handled, please contact the Freedom of Information Team to see if your concerns can be addressed informally.

Alternatively, you can contact the Head of Information Governance & Data Protection Officer. Please address your complaint in writing to:

Postal address:
Head of Information Governance &
Trust Data Protection Officer,
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

If, after we have addressed your complaint, you remain dissatisfied with how we have responded, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioner (Tel: 01625 545 745). Details are shown at www.ico.org.uk.

Yours faithfully,

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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