The Family Violence CPG has been updated by the CPG Committee.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Family violence (FV) has a lifetime impact on a child’s health and wellbeing. Recognising FV can be lifesaving
- Recognising the risk factors for FV followed by sensitive enquiry are the first steps in assisting families. If you notice signs of FV, ask
- FV work is difficult and not a single clinician’s responsibility to manage. Seek multidisciplinary support early
- Special consideration must be given to safe documentation in the patient’s medical record