IRIS (Identification & Referral to Improve Safety)

IRIS is a GP based domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training, support and referral programme funded by Cwm Taf Morganwwg University Health Board.

Core areas of the programme are training and education, clinical enquiry, care pathways and an enhanced referral pathway to specialist domestic violence services. It is aimed at women who are experiencing Domestic Abuse from a current partner, ex-partner or adult family member. IRIS also provides information and signposting for male victims and for perpetrators.

IRIS is a collaboration between primary care and third sector organisations specialising in Domestic Abuse. An advocate educator is linked to general practices and based in a local specialist service, in Cwm Taf this is Safer Merthyr Tydfil and Women’s Aid RCT. The advocate educator will work in partnership with a local clinical lead to co-deliver the training to approximately practices across Cwm Taf.

For further information:

Merthyr Tydfil & Cynon – Amy Grainger (01685) 353999 

 Rhondda & Taff – Jackie Suter (01443) 400791


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