When great forces come together, great change is possible. We are proud to partner with many agencies leading the way in domestic violence-informed work.
Department for Child Protection
Adelaide, South Australia
The Department for Child Protection (DCP) in Adelaide, South Australia, cares for and protects at risk children and young people so they can grow up well cared for, connected, and empowered to reach their full potential. DCP works with vulnerable families, other government and non-government organisations, foster carers, and the community to keep children and young people safe and give them the same opportunities as other young South Australians. Using an evidence-informed, strengths-focused, family-centered, and competency-based approach, DCP works to ensure that contact with the child protection system adds value to children and their families.
Domestic Violence Action Centre
Ipswich & Toowoomba, Queensland
The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) is a not-for-profit organisation located in and around Ipswich, Toowoomba & the Darling Downs, Queensland. Since April 1994, DVAC has been committed to working with communities towards the prevention and elimination of domestic and family violence. DVAC is actively involved in supporting women, young people and children who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic and family violence, supporting men who are actively committed to behaviour change as well as providing information and education to the communities at large. Additionally, DVAC works closely with communities and key stakeholders to develop collaborative responses to ensure safety for women and children and accountability for people using violence.
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (DCSYW)
The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (DCSYW) is the Queensland government agency for child protection and violence prevention. DCSYW is dedicated to protecting children, young people and adults from all forms of harm which includes the prevention of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV). Child Safety Service Centre (CSSC) staff undertake statutory casework with families. In DFV cases many staff are trained in the Safe & Together model. In select CSSCs there are Walking With Dads workers who specialise in Safe & Together and support staff to apply the model in their day to day practice.
In DCSYW, the Safe & Together approved trainers comprise the Walking With Dads (WWD) team. They will provide training internal to the Department with scope for this training to include both Child Safety staff and partner agencies. Steve Lock is the Principal Program Officer of WWD.
Stopping Family Violence
Stopping Family Violence is an independent not-for-profit established in Western Australia to drive forward the agenda of perpetrator response and grow the evidence base that supports this work. The organisation works in partnership with women and children’s services, policy makers and researchers to provide leadership in the area of family and domestic violence perpetrator response. SFV is strongly committed to building the evidence base that informs and supports this work through involvement in key national research projects, development of accreditation and evaluation frameworks, training, and knowledge dissemination to support the ongoing evolution toward excellence across the sector.
Berry Street is the largest independent child and family services organisation in Victoria, with significant experience and expertise in family violence service provision and innovation.
Recent initiatives include:
- Partnering in the Multi Agency Triage pilot which incorporated components of the Safe & Together™ Model;
- Being an operational provider in the North East Support and Safety Hub, a new initiative providing a single point of entry for families impacted by family violence; and
- Piloting ‘Restoring Childhood’, a child focused trauma informed service designed to intervene early to redress the impacts of family violence on children and young people.
Anglicare Victoria exists to protect the vulnerable Victorians in our community – a child suffering from abuse, a homeless young person, a woman escaping domestic violence, an impoverished couple unable to feed their family – people who desperately need help.
Our vision is to resource and empower children, young people and families to achieve their full potential through the provision of quality innovative services for children and young people, supporting vulnerable families and the promotion of social justice
With a range of direct services, we help people to overcome their immediate crises, and we are dedicated to empowering and educating Victorians, to provide them with access to brighter futures and better tomorrows.
Centre Against Domestic Abuse Inc.
Community Action Inc
Community Action is a not-for-profit (PBI) community organisation based in Gympie (Qld) with registered charity and deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.
Our vision is for a socially and culturally inclusive community without poverty, homelessness or violence.
- Community Housing
- Youth Housing & Support Services
- Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention, Shelter & Counselling
- Financial Counselling
- Multicultural Support
As part of our domestic & family violence service we support an integrated response across justice and human service systems to work towards the prevention of violence in our community and to build safe, effective and integrated responses to people experiencing domestic or family violence. Community Action is partnering with the Safe & Together Institute to provide this training in the Gympie region to facilitate shared practice frameworks across the various agencies and systems that provide domestic and family violence support in our community.
Save the Children Australia
Clackmannanshire and Stirling Child Protection Committee is the inter-agency strategic partnership responsible for child protection policy and practice across the public, private and wider third sectors in Clackmannanshire and Stirling. It is committed to keeping children and young people safe from abuse, neglect, exploitation, harm and anything else that puts them at risk. The Committee functions in accordance with National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014) and works collaboratively with other Public Protection partners.
Clackmannanshire Women’s Aid
East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Office
The East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Team, established in March 2014 in the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh, provides leadership across Adult Support and Protection, Child Protection and Violence Against Women and Girls, in recognition that for most service users their needs often cover more than one area. Our Public Protection structure is based on close collaboration and partnership working with service users, partner agencies and our communities towards improving outcomes for those in need of support and protection throughout East Lothian and Midlothian.
East Renfrewshire Council
To improve the lives of local people, promoting equality and fairness and enhancing the area in which we live, now and for the future. Our corporate statement East Renfrewshire: Your Council, Your Future sets out what we are doing to influence positive changes for all residents and achieve our vision for the area.
Falkirk Child Protection Committee is a partnership which is made up of senior managers from the statutory sector (Police, Social Work, Housing, Education, Children’s Reporter and Health Services) and Voluntary Organisations in Falkirk.
The Committee is responsible for making sure that all children in Falkirk are protected from harm and that staff from all agencies and services work together to keep children safe.
Health and Social Care are responsible for arranging social care services for people and communities in Fife. Every day, we make a difference to people’s lives at times of personal or family need. Users of services are of all ages and from all parts of the community. The Service seeks to provide the necessary support for people to remain in their own home and community, it protects and supports children, older people and adults and helps offenders to change their offending behaviour. Social Work is a large and complex organisation carrying out a variety of duties and tasks. Much of the work we do is governed by legislation. Overall responsibility for all aspects of the Service lies with the Director of Health and Social Care. You can find out more about the range of services we offer on the social care and health pages.
Fife Violence Against Women Partnership (FVAWP) provides a range of both single and multi-agency training opportunities around violence against women for practitioners. This includes materials and resources on Domestic Abuse, Adult Rape & Sexual Violence, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation and Preventing Gender Based Violence. Workshops for children and young people are also available to schools.
Fife Women’s Aid
Forth Valley Accredited Programmes Team
Stirling and District Women’s Aid
Stirling Council Social Work Services