I Do Project

Intervention Guidelines

ONE-CHANCE RULE

Remember that you may only have one chance to meet, talk and consult with the person, so make efficient use of the time, get as many details as possible, and provide as much information and support as you can.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE
REASSURE REPEATEDLY THAT THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SHARED
(OR WILL NOT BE SHARED OUTSIDE THE AGENCY)



Appropriate Case Worker

Give the person, when possible, the choice of the race and gender of the social worker who deals with their case.

Inform of Rights

Inform them of their right to seek legal advice and representation.

Safety

Provide them with personal safety advice.

Record Injuries

Record any injuries and arrange for a medical examination. Keep detailed documentation of any injuries or history of abuse, as the police may require this for subsequent investigation or prosecution in related legal matters.

Keep a Record

Maintain a full record of decisions made and the reason for those decisions.

Given them Your Contact

Ensure that the individual has your contact details.