Domestic violence and abuse: how health services, social care and the...PH50 Introduction
This guidance aims to help identify, prevent and reduce domestic violence and abuse.
Violence and abuse perpetrated on children by adults ('child abuse') is
not dealt with in this guidance, but it does include support for children who are affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Domestic violence and abuse is a complex issue that needs
sensitive handling by a range of health and social care professionals.
The cost, in both human and economic terms, is so significant that even
marginally effective interventions are cost effective.