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Domestic Violence

Chelmsford TUC takes the view that domestic violence is also a workplace issue; we published a leaflet to this effect which we distributed to all employers in the town. Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society and Mid Essex Hospitals Trust have embraced our message and taken it up seriously. Here is a quiz used by the Trust as part of its domestic abuse awareness training course.

1. How many women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime?

(a) 1in 4

(b) 1 in 8

(c) 1 in 10.

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2.What is the average number of incidents women who are subjected to domestic Violence will experience in one Year?

(a) 7

(b) 12

(c) 20.

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3.The most frequent reason given by 15 – 19 year olds for not using birth control is?

(a) coercion/pressure from their partner

(b) under the influence of alcohol

(c) inability to access birth control

(d) lack of information on birth control.

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4. What is the Government’s estimate of the annual cost of domestic abuse? ( the figure includes the loss of economic output, services-including Health Services- and victims’ and suffering)

(a) £11 billion

(b) 13 billion

(c) £23 billion.

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5. Typically, how many different contacts are made by women experiencing domestic abuse before they receive a sympathetic response?

(a) 1 -5 contacts

(b) 5 – 12 contacts

(c) 12 – 20 contacts.

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6. Domestic violence happens to women

(a) who live in social housing and are unemployed

(b) who have drug and alcohol problems

(c) regardless of social class, economic stability, race or ability/disability.

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7. Motorists fined in a Magistrates Court for speeding pay how much surcharge to help the victims?

(a) nothing

(b) £10.00

(c) £15.00.

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8. What percentage of domestic violence involve repeat offending?

(a) 65%

(b) 73%

(c) 81%.

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9. Child abuse substantially increases the risk of victimisation in adulthood

(a) True

(b) False.

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10. In what percentage of domestic violence incidents are children in the same or next room?

(a) 40%

(b) 70%

(c) 90%.

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11. What do the initials MARAC stand for?

(a) Male abusers review after conviction

(b) Multi agency risk assessment conference

(c) Multi agency review and conference.

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12. What is the Freephone 24 hour national domestic helpline number?

(a) 0800 2000 247

(b) 0808 2000 247

(c) 0808 2002 247.

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13. Women are most at risk of life threatening or fatal violence when they

(a) remain in a violent situation

(b) attempt to leave a violent situation

(c) have recently left the violent partner.

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14. What percentage of employed women, suffering from domestic abuse, is harassed by their partner while at work?

(a) 65%

(b) 74%

(c) 81%.

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15. On average, women will experience 25 incidents of domestic violence before seeking treatment

(a) True

(b) False.

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16. Which of the following circumstances can you share information without permission?

(a) there is a significant risk of harm to a woman or her children if it is not disclosed

(b) the Chief Executive requests the information

(c) your union lawyer requests the information

(d) the woman’s partner requests information in writing to the Trust.

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17. It is true that men also experience domestic abuse. But what percentages of domestic violence incidents are committed by men against women

(a) 50%

(b) 70%

(c) 90%

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18. A woman does not have to be in a relationship to experience domestic abuse.

(a) True

(b) False.

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19. Your role in responding to domestic abuse should be limited to:

(a) Making judgements about her circumstances

(b) Assuming that someone else is already dealing with it

(c) Focusing on the woman’s safety and that of her children, if she has any.

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20. When is it safe to raise the issue of domestic abuse?

(a) when the woman is with her mother

(b) when the woman is accompanied with her sister

(c) when the woman is with her children

(d) when the woman is alone.

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