The aim of the RESPONDS study (Researching Education to Strengthen Primary care ON Domestic violence and Safeguarding) was to bridge the knowledge and practice gap between domestic violence and child safeguarding.

The training made me feel particularly confident about discussing this with children, being able to ask them how it was affecting them and being able to raise that with the mum. It has changed my management of patients I've seen since.

GP, RESPONDS training participant

We developed an evidence-base for training and developed, piloted and evaluated a new multi-component training intervention for general practice teams. The RESPONDS training pack was designed and developed collaboratively using multi-professional expertise from health, research, training and practice in domestic violence and child safeguarding.


RESPONDS is independent research commissioned and funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (Bridging the Knowledge and Practice Gap between Domestic Violence and Child Safeguarding: Developing Policy and Training for General Practice, 115/0003). The views expressed in this website are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Department of Health.

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