Family Violence Capability Frameworks

Find the latest news and information about the Family Violence Capability Frameworks for Quarter 1 2023-24.

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

The review is intended to reflect the capability uplift required by reforms and learnings undertaken since the frameworks’ release, including capturing new evidence and best practice, whilst also 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 the DFFH CWE and Safe and Equal was established. Following this, a working group of key specialist peaks and a selection for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) was established. To date, a desktop review and consultations with key stakeholders across departments, agencies and peaks, including ACCOs, victim survivor advocacy groups and relevant workforces have been completed. A conceptual framework for the prevention and response frameworks has been developed, as well as an initial draft of the response capability framework.

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