Early intervention in gender-based violence

The principle of early intervention is of particular relevance with regards to gender-based violence, as abuse can deeply affect the future health and outcomes of a child. The Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) approach addresses the need for services to work in partnership to provide safe environments for children and to ensure that they are protected from harm, abuse and neglect.

Early years practitioners across the workforce have responsibility for recognising and raising awareness of gender-based violence as well as supporting families who experience it. This responsibility is not isolated to health practitioners or those delivering frontline family services but applies to the whole of the workforce and includes the public and private sector as well as voluntary sector.

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  • External Resource

    Men’s Advice Line and Enquiries (MALE)

    MALE is a confidential advice line for men who have suffered domestic abuse at the hands of their current or ex-partner.

    • When was this published? 8/17/2010
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    Women’s Aid

    A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. This website provides information and resources for health practictioners and members of the public.

    • When was this published? 8/18/2010