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1 National Gender-Based Violence Programme Patients & Quality Division Healthcare Policy & Strategy Directorate Scottish Government

2 “Violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman, or violence that affects women disproportionately. It includes acts that inflict physical, mental or sexual harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivations of liberty.” (United Nations) GENDER- BASED VIOLENCE VIOLENCE RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION SEXUAL HARASSMENT & STALKING HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICES DOMESTIC ABUSE

3 Chief Executive’s Letter on Gender-Based Violence (CEL) 4 KEY DELIVERABLES: Implementation of Routine Enquiry of abuse within priority settings of mental health, addictions, maternity, sexual health, A&E, & community nursing. Dissemination of revised guidance on abuse for staff. Production of an employee policy on gender-based violence. Multi-agency collaboration.

4 Key features : Staged, incremental approach over 3 years. Targeted on key priority settings Linkage with homelessness & child protection. Tangible & measurable improvements in planning and service provision in identification and management of abuse. Building on previous good practice locally and nationally. Annual reporting on progress to SGHD and GIRFEC.

5 Responsibilities of health boards Executive leadership & infrastructure to effect change. A 3-year action plan with specific goals and timescales across each of the 4 key deliverables. In relation to routine enquiry, there will be staged implementation. Agreed local targets & performance indicators An annual report, aligned to a board’s Gender Equality Scheme, reflecting year on year progress.

6 Support available to boards National team: Programme Manager, 3x Regional Advisors, 0.5wte Information & Performance Manager, Research Manager, Admin officer. National guidance Training support Funding Scottish Health Network on Gender-Based Violence


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