Severity of abuse grid

This tool is designed to be used with the Dash risk checklist to help professionals identify levels of risk, severity and escalation

The severity of abuse grid has been developed to be used with the Dash risk identification checklist.

It gives professionals a framework within which you can identify specific features of the abuse suffered by your client and help you to address their safety in an informed and coherent way. It can also be used to provide information relevant to those cases going to Marac.

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