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Industry Plan

Building from Strength

Industry PlanBuilding from Strength: 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response outlines the Victorian Government's long-term vision and plan for the workforces that prevent and respond to family violence.

The Industry Plan was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and was informed by extensive consultation and collaboration with victim survivors, stakeholders from family violence, primary prevention, community services, health, justice, education and training sectors, including Aboriginal and diverse communities.

Building from Strength: 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response Building from Strength: 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and ResponsePDF (8.63 MB)

About the plan

Building from Strength outlines how the Victorian Government and key stakeholders will work together to create a flexible and dynamic workforce that puts equality, safety and accountability at the core of everything they do.

The plan outlines a system where the specialist family violence and primary prevention sectors work with other sectors. Together they respond to the complexity and harms of family violence and violence against women and children, and prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Building from Strength focuses on four key areas:

  • a system that works together
  • building prevention and response capability across the system
  • strengthening the specialist workforces
  • workforce health and wellbeing

The Industry Plan is supported by:

  • capability frameworks that clearly articulate the skills and knowledge needed to prevent family violence and violence against women, and to respond to victim survivors – including children – and perpetrators of family violence 

Preventing Family Violence & Violence Against Women Capability Framework Preventing Family Violence & Violence Against Women Capability FrameworkPDF (618.91 KB) Preventing Family Violence & Violence Against Women Capability Framework Preventing Family Violence & Violence Against Women Capability FrameworkDOC (502.37 KB) Responding to Family Violence Capability Framework Responding to Family Violence Capability FrameworkPDF Responding to Family Violence Capability Framework Responding to Family Violence Capability FrameworkDOC (338.83 KB)

  • companion report that summarises key findings from the census of workforces that intersect with family violence

Census of Workforces that Intersect with Family Violence Census of Workforces that Intersect with Family ViolencePDF (957.9 KB)

Next steps

A Rolling Action Plan will be released in May 2018 and will further detail implementation of the Industry Plan. Family Safety Victoria will continue to work closely with victim survivors and the sector to guide putting the plan into action.

Building from Strength is critical to delivering other key family violence reforms including the establishment of 17 Support and Safety Hubs across Victoria, and improvements to information sharing and risk management to keep victim survivors safe.

Other resources

Factsheet - Building from Strength Factsheet - Building from Strength PDF (250 KB) Factsheet - Workforce Census Factsheet - Workforce CensusPDF (390.15 KB) Factsheet - Capability Frameworks Factsheet - Capability FrameworksPDF (433.96 KB) Factsheet - Recommendation 209 Factsheet - Recommendation 209PDF (192.21 KB)