GUEST POST – A Police Officers personal experience of Domestic Abuse
I am honoured to have been asked to host this honest and harrowing blog which outlines a friend and colleague’s personal experience of domestic abuse. Not all domestic abuse is violent but the effects are hugely damaging and frightening. I would like to praise the author for her courage in speaking out and for inviting me to host the blog. NC
The following has emotional and raw content including domestic abuse and suicide discussed. This may affect some people; if so please remember you can contact Samaritans from any phone on 116 123. Or the National Domestic abuse helpline 08082000247
I am delighted to host another blog from a guest from the medical profession. In fact, today’s author wears two hats for as well as being a doctor @NCGarrard is also a Special Sergeant so has a very good view of all angles of this debate.
What wouldn’t any of is give to have a colleague working with us with that amount of medical training. Read More…
It cannot have escaped your notice that I have some reservations about the Street Triage programme. I have blogged about them before here
My main problems with it are that it still relies on the police rather than a fully resourced and re-imagined “crisis team” (working with a much broader definition of ‘crisis’) and the fact that it does nothing to address the issues of training, legislation, restraint, bed spaces, transport, exclusion criteria, handover to the NHS or avoidance of cells for those who are detained. Read More…