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We have now reached the end of this research-inspired short course. We hope it has inspired you.

Can you think of anyone else who might benefit from taking this course? If so, please share it.

This course has explored how to recognise signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) along with risks and outcomes in childbearing and maternity populations.

We have considered how our own biases and assumptions can disrupt the provision of support for DVA. We have sought to enhance our skills in supporting victims, along with asking about abuse and responding to disclosure in maternity services. In looking at midwives’ personal experiences and perspectives, we have also been able to reflect on professional safety and wellbeing in this area.

We would like to thank all of the co-creators, including the survivors of abuse, who contributed to the development and design of this course throughout, along with our partner agency Coventry Haven Women’s Aid. We would also like to thank student/participants who contributed to the research survey associated with this work.

We strongly advocate the view that domestic violence and abuse is everyone’s business and that we can all play our part in working towards a world that is free of violence and abuse. Thank you for joining us on this journey.

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