06.04.2021
IRISi is delighted to share the first edition of “IRISi Newsletter”!

IRISi News #01: IWD Campaign, PRECODE study, ADViSE launch and more!

IRISi is delighted to share the first edition of “IRISi Newsletter”!

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24.03.2021
We have just officially launched the IRIS ADViSE (Assessing for Domestic Violence and Abuse in Sexual Health Environments) Programme, an initiative that supports sexual health staff to identify and respond to patients affected by domestic violence and abuse (DVA).

IRIS ADViSE: here is everything you need to know about our new Programme!

We have just officially launched the IRIS ADViSE (Assessing for Domestic Violence and Abuse in Sexual Health Environments) Programme, an initiative that supports sexual health staff to identify and respond to patients affected by...

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23.03.2021
The IRISi team welcomes Llamau, our new social franchise partner organisation. Together, we will be delivering the IRIS Programme to general practices in Gwent starting in March 2021.

#IRISiWelcomes Llamau and starts delivering the IRIS Programme in Gwent

The IRISi team welcomes Llamau, our new social franchise partner organisation. Together, we will be delivering the IRIS Programme to general practices in Gwent starting in March 2021.

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08.03.2021

#EveryPieceMatters: an IRISi campaign for the International Women’s Day 2021

#EveryPieceMatters: an IRISi campaign for the International Women’s Day 2021

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25.02.2021
PRECODE: Researchers to explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on domestic abuse referrals in primary care.

PRECODE: researchers to explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on domestic abuse referrals in primary care

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care in collaboration with colleagues in Queen Mary University of London, UCL, University of Oxford and IRISi will explore...

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17.02.2021
IRISi is a social enterprise established in 2017, more precisely on the 23rd of February of that year. Since our first day as an independent organisation, and with a decade’s worth of work as a project behind us, we have been building up our network of partners who share our vision and have the drive to create sustained change.

On our 4th anniversary, here are 4 things you need to know about IRISi

IRISi is a social enterprise established in 2017, more precisely on the 23rd of February of that year. Since our first day as an independent organisation, and with a decade’s worth of work as...

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15.02.2021
ADViSE increases DVA enquiry, response and referral, and staff confidence regarding DVA. It strengthens local networks between sexual health services and the DVA and can increase safety for those patients affected by DVA.

If you work within sexual health services, here is everything you need to know about the IRIS ADViSE programme

ADViSE increases DVA enquiry, response and referral, and staff confidence regarding DVA. It strengthens local networks between sexual health services and the DVA and can increase safety for those patients affected by DVA.

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15.02.2021
In these principles, we aim to refocus the response on a comprehensive, inclusive and holistic approach to addressing VAWG for all women and girls who are subjected to this oppression and for cohesive support that is strategically aligned to the ‘by and for’ sector.

Joint Principles for the VAWG Strategy 2021-2024

In these principles, we aim to refocus the response on a comprehensive, inclusive and holistic approach to addressing VAWG for all women and girls who are subjected to this oppression and for cohesive support...

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10.02.2021

Save the Date: the IRIS ADViSE Programme will be officially launched on the 24 of March 2021

IRISi invites you for the official launch of “The IRIS ADViSE Programme”, on the 24th of March 2021, during a one-hour online webinar.

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02.02.2021
IRISi decided to run a piece of rapid research to address a concern from commissioners and service providers around the lack of evidence in terms acceptability and effectiveness of the IRIS programme under new remote ways of working. This is what we found!

IRIS response to the Covid-19 Pandemic: a rapid research report

IRISi decided to run a piece of rapid research to address a concern from commissioners and service providers around the lack of evidence in terms of acceptability and effectiveness of the IRIS programme under...

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Find your nearest IRIS site

The IRIS Programme provides specialist advocacy and support to patients registered at IRIS-trained practices who have experienced domestic abuse.

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Partners

AVA
AVA
AVA

AVA is an expert, groundbreaking and independent charity working across the UK.

Their vision is a world without gender based violence and abuse. They aim to  inspire innovation and collaboration and encourage and enable direct service providers to help end gender based violence and abuse particularly against women and girls.AVA’s work is focused around those areas where they can make the best contribution to ending violence and abuse. They do this by making sure that survivors get the help and support they need in the here and now, through providing innovative training that has a proven direct impact on the professional practice of people supporting survivors of violence and abuse

developing a range of toolkits, e-learning and other material that supports professionals to provide effective and appropriate support to survivors of violence and abuse

using our influence and networks to ensure survivors voices are heard. We work closely with AVA in many areas including the Pathfinder project

https://avaproject.org.uk

SafeLives
SafeLives
SafeLives

SafeLives are a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for good. We combine insight from services, survivors and statistics to support people to become safe, well and rebuild their lives. Since 2005, SafeLives has worked with organisations across the country to transform the response to domestic abuse, with over 60,000 victims at highest risk of murder or serious harm now receiving co-ordinated support annually. SafeLives are members of the Pathfinder consortium.

http://www.safelives.org.uk/about-us

IMKAAN
IMKAAN
IMKAAN

Imkaan is a UK-based, Black feminist organisation. We are the only national second-tier women’s organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls i.e. women and girls which are defined in policy terms as Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ (BME). The organisation holds nearly two decades of experience of working around issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence.

They work at local, national and international level, and in partnership with a range of organisations, to improve policy and practice responses to Black and minoritised women and girls. Imkaan works with it’s members to represent the expertise and perspectives of frontline, specialist and dedicated Black and minoritised women’s organisations that work to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. Imkaan delivers a unique package of support which includes: quality assurance; accredited training and peer education; sustainability support to frontline Black and minoritised organisations; and facilitation of space for community engagement and development. They are a part of the Pathfinder Consortium.

https://www.imkaan.org.uk

The University of Bristol CAPC
The University of Bristol CAPC
The University of Bristol CAPC

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) is a leading centre for primary care research in the UK, one of nine forming the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.  It is part of Bristol Medical School, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for population health research and teaching.

A dedicated team of researchers at the Centre work on domestic abuse projects and IRISi is a co-collaborator and partner on some of these projects including ReProvide, HERA and DRiDVA.

The Health Foundation
The Health Foundation
The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. The Health Foundation’s Exploring Social Franchising programme aims to generate a deeper understanding of the potential of social franchising models for scaling effective health and social care interventions within the NHS.

We are one of four project teams participating in the programme to develop a social franchise to enable the sustainable spread of our intervention, the IRIS Programme. We receive funding and support from the Health Foundation, including technical expertise on social franchising, and attend programme learning events. The Health Foundation has also commissioned a programme-wide evaluation to support understanding of the use of social franchising in the UK health and care system. We and our franchisees will support the evaluation through co-designing data collection requirements, providing access to data as requested, hosting site visits and attending learning events.

https://www.health.org.uk

STADV
STADV
STADV

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence is a UK charity bringing communities together to end domestic abuse. They bring local services together to keep people safe

Most public services weren’t designed with domestic abuse in mind, and they often struggle to keep people safe. Poor communication and gaps between services put survivors at risk.

STADV aim to end domestic abuse by changing the way that local services respond to it. They do this through an approach that they pioneered, called the Coordinated Community Response. The Coordinated Community Response brings services together to ensure local systems truly keep survivors safe, hold abusers to account, and prevent domestic abuse.

Their model of a coordinated local partnership to tackle and ultimately prevent domestic violence is now widely accepted as best practice. They are also a part of the Pathfinder consortium.

http://www.standingtogether.org.uk

Spring Impact
Spring Impact
Spring Impact

Spring Impact is a not-for-profit social enterprise born out of the frustration of seeing social organisations constantly reinventing the wheel and wasting scarce resources. Spring Impact uses a combination of tested commercial and social principles and extensive practical expertise to support organisations to identify, design and implement the right social replication model to scale their social impact.

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