Domestic violence and abuse: multi-agency working : guidance (PH50)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
26 February 2014


This guideline covers planning and delivering multi-agency services for domestic violence and abuse. It aims to help identify, prevent and reduce domestic violence and abuse among women and men in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, and among young people.


This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Health and social care professionals
  • Commissioners and providers
  • People who work for specialist domestic violence and abuse services
  • People who work in criminal justice settings and detention centres
  • People affected by domestic violence and abuse and their families and carers
  • Members of the public

Is this guideline up to date?

We checked this guideline in August 2018. We found no new evidence that affects the recommendations in this guideline.

Guideline development process

How we develop NICE guidelines

This guideline was previously called domestic violence and abuse: how health services, social care and the organisations they work with can respond effectively.