One woman is killed, and countless others injured, every week, from family violence. Beloved companion animals, too, are also at risk of cruelty, or worse, at the hands of domestic violence perpetrators. Some women remain in violent relationships because they are unable to take their animals with them if they flee, and fear what will happen […]
A range of community service organisations are now authorised under the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (‘MARAM’), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Child Information Sharing Scheme. This is an important change for our sector, to facilitate better information sharing and more coordinated support and effective services to improve the […]
Series four of ‘You Can’t Ask That’ is screening on the ABC and this time around they’re asking people about domestic violence. You can watch on it ABC Iview
Ghosthunter is the story of a western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter who has spent two decades searching for his absent father. As a survivor of trauma, he seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and piece together his past. When his search converges with a police investigation, a family secret is exposed — […]
While Family Safety Victoria and the Department of Education and Training are working towards the roll out of in-depth training, workers are able to access an introduction to child information sharing schemes and MARAM online. Who should undertake training? Information sharers and expert advisors (Sharers) Information sharers and expert advisors are personnel in prescribed organisations […]
Staff at Bendigo District Aboriginal Co-operative are seeking expressions of interest from community members about how to design and develop a localised approach to preventing family violence within the Aboriginal community. The aim is to create a culturally safe and responsive approach to family violence prevention that is guided and informed by Aboriginal and Torres […]
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.