Review of systemic responses to domestic, family and sexual violence 3.6
We will work with services to ensure responses to women and their children affected by domestic, family and sexual violence are trauma informed/based, holistic and appropriate.
What have we achieved
These four actions are on track with significant work undertaken over the past year. The Department for Human Services is producing a Child and Family Safety System Trauma Responsive Strategy which includes assessment tools and practice guidance. Information Sharing Guidelines are available online and regularly reminded to agencies. Four multi-agency meetings were undertaken in 2019/20. The implementation of practice standards are focusing on early intervention and community engagement.
What is next
As part of the Statewide Perpetrator Response we will entrench new procedures and policies in relation to perpetrators and improving outcomes for them and their families. The Multi-Agency Responses Group will continue to meet to consider whole of system matters. We have also convened the Key Partner Network to ensure that frontline services have an established communication system with Government and are able to share information more easily.
What difference will we make
Services are able to share the latest information, improve referral pathways for women and children, and better understand the Information Sharing Guidelines. Perpetrators will be held accountable for their behaviour but also have the opportunity to access services prior to becoming involved in the criminal justice system.