Department of Health for England

The Violence and Social Exclusion team, forms part of the Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships Directorate, led by Flora Goldhill CBE.   The function of the Directorate is to work to make sure everyone has fair access to the full range of care and support services they need now and will need in the future.
The Violence and Social Exclusion team is led by our Branch Head (Deputy Director) Claire Phillips, and is responsible for a wide range of programmes, all in partnership with other government departments. These include the development of policy on the NHS response to violence and abuse, including sexual and domestic violence, knife crime, gang activity and the prevention of violence, and the troubled families programme.
Current priorities include improving the NHS response to victims of rape or sexual assault including the delivery of high quality forensic medical and health services; delivering the Department’s commitments in government action plans on child sexual exploitation, gangs and serious youth violence, and violence against women and girls. We also oversee the Department’s contribution to the Troubled Families programme, which aims to turn around the lives of the most troubled families in the country.


Amy Nicholas
Violence and Social Exclusion
Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships
311 Richmond House, Department of Health
79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS