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 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 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. This included five response sessions, two prevention sessions, and consultations with Family Violence Principal Strategic Advisers in November. Further consultation with victim survivor groups (Victim Survivor Advisory Council and Safe and Equal Expert Advisory Panel) took place in January and February 2023, with the remainder due to take place in March/April.
What is happening now?
CWE and S+E have collated the data from workforce consults to date, whilst continuing with some follow-up consultations with specialist and prevention services.
Initial drafting has begun on the frameworks and will incorporate the remaining consultation feedback once they have been completed.
What is planned next?
The final consultation data will be integrated into the document drafting, and initial feedback will be sought from participating consultation groups in the first half of 2023.
Family violence capability frameworks
Frameworks that describe the knowledge and skills needed to respond to and prevent family violence. Relevant for specialist and universal services.
Reviewed 01 March 2023