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Good Practice: Recording your decision making process

It is essential to keep a clear record of your involvement with any service user who may have disclosed domestic abuse, or where abuse was suspected. Record keeping should include evidencing adherence to proactive information sharing and rationale for resulting actions.

Workers should also evidence proactive information sharing and adherence to multi-agency procedures.

In the event of a Serious Case Review or Domestic Homicide Review agencies are required to demonstrate defensible decision making and account for their role in the identification and management of risk.

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