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Domestic Violence

Health written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of reported domestic violence cases were referred through general practitioners and health practitioners in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information requested is not held centrally. Victims of domestic abuse may attend a variety of settings such as general practitioner surgeries, walk-in clinics or hospitals for treatment of an injury but may not disclose that an injury occurred as a result of domestic abuse. The Department has undertaken significant work to promote awareness, understanding and training on domestic violence for health professionals, recognising the key role that health services play in providing opportunities for victims to disclose in a safe environment.

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