Individuals and organisations are strongly encouraged to give feedback on the proposed domestic and family violence reforms in NSW. The proposed reforms include a number of important policies and principles recognising the barriers that prevent LGBTIQ people affected by DFV from reporting, identifying and seeking support.
In late 2012, the Minister for Family and Community Services announced a new approach to responding to domestic and family violence in NSW through the development of a whole of government Domestic and Family Violence Framework - It Stops Here, Standing together to end domestic and family violence in NSW.
This approach sets to improve the way government agencies and non-government organisations respond to and prevent domestic and family violence across NSW.
The reforms will:
- remove obstacles to important information about the level of threat a person is facing, enabling better identification and support for those whose safety is at serious threat;
- empower those who work on the frontline to act quickly and efficiently; and
- focus on prevention and ways to promote healthy respectful relationships.
As you may be aware, NSW Government is holding a four week period of online public consultation on this new framework ending at 5pm on Tuesday 23 July 2013
Following the period of public consultation, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) will incorporate community feedback to the draft framework and resubmit it to the NSW Cabinet for approval with a proposed timeframe for implementation.
Below are the links to relevant websites that identify the documentation and opportunities to provide feedback.