This quality standard covers services for domestic violence and abuse in adults and young people (aged 16 and over). It includes identifying and supporting people experiencing domestic violence or abuse, as well as support for those who carry it out. It also covers children and young people (under 16) who are affected by domestic violence or abuse that is not carried out against them. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover violence and abuse carried out against children and young people.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2016 and it is still up to date.

Next review: August 2017

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