Written Question on Hospitals

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Date Title Questioner
27 Mar 2018, 4:12 p.m. Hospitals Seema Malhotra


To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number (a) hospitals in each region and (b) the number of hospitals in each region which have hospital-based independent domestic violence advisors.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

The Department does not hold data centrally on the number of hospitals by region.

Independent Domestic Violence advisers (IDVAs) support the safety of victims and survivors of domestic violence at high risk of harm to secure their safety and the safety of their children. Data on IDVA services is collected by the charity SafeLives. In 2017, the percentage of IDVA services based in health settings was 15%. This data is from SafeLives’ 2017 Survey of domestic abuse practitioners in England and Wales, available from:


Data is not available on the number of IDVAs based in hospital settings regionally.

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