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Domestic violence - did you know......

Did you know that:

  •             25% of women are affected by domestic violence throughout their adult lifetimes
  •             16% of men are affected by domestic violence throughout their adult lifetimes
  •             58% of abused women miss at least 3 days of work a month
  •             56% of abused women arrive late for work at least 5 times
  •             5% of men in England and Wales experienced domestic violence in the last year alone
  •             7% of women in England and Wales experienced domestic violence in the last year alone
  •             The annual cost of domestic violence and abuse is 2 billion pounds

Posters have been displayed around DCHS sites to help raise awareness and support staff, a helpline number is also detailed on these posters for further support, an example of the poster can be viewed here. If you haven’t seen any around your sites please contact the communications team who will be more than happy to get some copies sent out to you.

For more information please visit my.dchs.nhs.uk/Guidance/Domestic-Violence