See the following for facts, figures and additional information around domestic and family violence in Australia and NSW:
For a general overview of the facts: Facts & Figures
For information on the issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families experiencing violence: Violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Families
For information around intimate partner violence in LGBTIQ communities: Violence against LGBTIQ communities
For information around violence against women with disability: Violence against women and families with disabilities
For information regarding violence against younger women: Violence against younger women
For information on violence against women and families living in rural and remote communities: Violence against Women in Rural and Remote Communities
For information regarding Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women impacted by domestic and family violence: Violence against Women and Families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
For information around older women impacted by violence: Violence against older women
Guidelines for Good Practice
DV NSW, Homelessness NSW and YFoundations have recently developed three new guidelines to support the delivery of services to people at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness:
- Assertive outreach good practice guidelines for services supporting people currently rough sleeping
- Good Practice Guidelines for the Domestic and Family Violence Sector in NSW
- Good Practice Guidelines for working with Unaccompanied Children 12 – 15 years accessing Specialist Homelessness Services
Although the guidelines cover 3 different areas of practice, they share common practice principles, such as trauma informed care, services being culturally informed and person-centred in their practice. The guidelines also complement the FACS-produced SHS practice and program guidelines, referencing the four core responses of the SHS Service Delivery Framework, and have been approved by FACS.
DVNSW would like to thank Emily Goldsmith for her hard work in managing this project to its completion over the past 12 months.
Please download and distribute the DFV Good Practice Guidelines
You can also access the Assertive Outreach Practice Guidelines and Guidelines for working with unaccompanied children
DVNSW is currently working on developing a Resource Manual that will underpin the Guidelines and assist services in working to good practice.