The Census results demonstrated that while the specialist family violence response workforce had completed training across a range of topic areas, overall confidence in their level of training and experience was moderate.
The findings highlighted MARAM (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management) as a priority area for further / improved training and professional development.
Furthermore, this workforce generally believed that collaborative forms of additional support (i.e. collaboration with other service providers, community of practice for specialist response workers) would be most useful in increasing their confidence in performing their role(s).
In terms of barriers to accessing further training and development, lack of time was the most commonly reported barrier, followed by cost of study and location of training facility.