Family Safety Victoria Regional Consultation sessions

FSV

I am writing to advise of a series of regional consultations being held by Family Safety Victoria (FSV) in October 2017.

Sessions will be used to discuss current whole-of-government reforms including the redevelopment of the Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework, as well as the establishment of the Support and Safety Hubs and the 10-Year Family Violence Industry Plan. Particular emphasis will be placed on exploring how formal and informal relationships in smaller communities impact on the assessment and management of family violence risk.

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Victorian Government Consultation - Child Wellbeing and Safety Information Sharing Reforms

DHHS

The Victorian Government is seeking stakeholder views to inform the development of proposed Child Wellbeing and Safety Information Sharing legislative reforms.

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Family Violence Flexible Support Packages for LGBTIQ victims of family violence

The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has been funded to deliver family violence flexible support packages toindividuals or families who are seeking to leave, or have recently left, intimate partner or family violence circumstances. The packages are available to any person who identifies as LGBTIQ of any gender. The LGBTIQ Relationship Violence Flexi-Support Packages aim to support individuals and families to stabilise and improve their safety in a crisis or post-crisis situation. The packages are not accessible to people who remain living in a relationship violence situation. The funds must be accessed via the support of a case manager who will guide the application process. However, if an applicant does not have access to an existing case manager, VAC can appoint a Family Violence Case Manager from their team.

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