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THE Scottish Government has awarded £115,000 to a programme that trains professionals, including veterinary surgeons, to spot the signs of domestic violence and to give guidance on how to get further support to victims.

The ‘Ask, Validate, Document and Refer’ (AVDR) programme was set up by Medics Against Violence and the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, based on a similar initiative in America. Medics Against Violence was established by Christine Goodall, a lecturer and consultant in oral surgery at the University of Glasgow, who worked with patients with facial …

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