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 have experienced 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, these are Safer Merthyr Tydfil and RCT Domestic Abuse Services. The advocate educator works in partnership with a local clinical lead to co-deliver IRIS training to practices across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg region.
For further information contact the area Advocate Educator:
Merthyr Tydfil & Cynon – 07791 676036
Rhondda & Taff – 07506 800839
Bridgend – 07908 684037