From 27 September 2018, the Child Information Sharing Scheme and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme will commence for: all child protection practitioners senior Housing Officers a range of DHHS funded agencies. The two information sharing schemes extend existing information sharing permissions for prescribed organisations and workforces and all prescribed agencies are required to make the […]
The Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety has compiled this summary of their research to inform practitioners about the impact of family violence on children.
The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor tabled his first report to Parliament on 10 May 2018. This report was based on the monitoring period of 1 January – 1 November 2017. Read the report here
The ‘Free from Violence’ First Action Plan, forming part of the Prevention of Violence Against Women national initiative has been released and includes Community Partnership Grants open in March for community groups to trial and evaluate new approaches to violence prevention.
Practitioners are being asked to have their say and provide much-needed data about current attitudes and information sharing practices. As part of its commitment to ensuring the information sharing scheme is benefitting the safety of victim survivors, Family Safety Victoria has engaged Monash University to complete a two-year independent review of the scheme. The university’s Gender […]
The scheme will be available to victim survivors who unfairly incur fines as the result of a perpetrator using their vehicle. It will also be available to victim survivors who incur fines as a result of their own offending that was substantially contributed to by their experience of family violence – such as fleeing unsafe […]
What is the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme (NDVOS)? The National Domestic Violence Order Scheme (NDVOS) allows a Family Violence Intervention Order (which will be referred to as a Domestic Violence Order (DVO) under this scheme) made in one state or territory to be recognised and enforced across Australia. This includes both interim and final […]
Designed for support workers and advocates who assist people affected by family violence the kit will help people in rental housing to know their rights, have a secure home and limit any financial loss. Family Violence Protection Tenancy Kit
The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews has announced that the first Family Violence Safety Hubs will be launched in Barwon, Bayside Peninsula, Inner Gippsland, Mallee and North-Easter Melbourne regions. For further information see the government’s media release .