Family Violence Capability Frameworks

Find the latest news and information about the Family Violence Capability Frameworks for Quarter 1 2022-23.

What are the Family Violence Capability Frameworks and why are they being reviewed?

The Family Violence Prevention and Response Capability Frameworks provide the foundational skill set required to:

  • deliver prevention of violence against women initiatives
  • respond to all of forms of family violence.

The review is intended to reflect the capability uplift required by reforms and learnings undertaken since the framework's release, including:

  • capturing new evidence and best practice
  • seeking to establish an implementation approach that clarifies and increases their utility across the workforce.

The review will consider the alignment between the prevention and response frameworks, recognising that prevention and response work is distinct but complementary.

What has been achieved so far?

In January 2022, a partnership between CWE and Safe and Equal was established. Following this, a working group of key specialist peaks and a selection for ACCOs was established.

To date a desktop review has been completed, along with key informant interviews across departments, agencies and peaks.

In October 2022, group workforce consultations took place across prevention and response. Five response sessions and 2 prevention sessions were held.

What is happening now?

CWE and S+E are collating data from workforce consults whilst continuing with some follow up consultations with specialist and prevention services.

Additional consultations are being held with the Family Violence Principal Strategic Advisors in November.

What is planned next?

Planning is underway for Aboriginal specific consultations to be held in the coming months.

Consultations are also planned with Victim Survivor Advisory Council (VSAC) and Safe and Equal Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) in January and February 2023. Following this, drafting updated frameworks will commence.