Family Violence Capability Frameworks

Find the latest news and information about the Family Violence Capability Frameworks for Quarter 4 2021-22.

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 of forms of family violence.

The Capability Frameworks are used to support workforce mapping, planning, capacity building, recruitment and learning and development. The frameworks are relevant for all workforces intersecting with family violence in Victoria.

The frameworks were developed in 2017 as ‘living documents’. This review is a key priority outlined in Building From Strength Rolling Action Plan (1.15). It is timely not to reflect on the capability uplift required across the system as identified by the MARAM Framework, Free from Violence strategy and other family violence reform over the last five years.

Building from Strength outlines that everybody has a role in family violence response and prevention, this will be reflected in the update of the frameworks.

What has been achieved so far?

The new Centre for Workforce Excellence, which is now in the System Reform and Workforce Division of DFFH, has commenced an expression of interest process to recruit people for targeted consultation across affected workforces in Victoria. Thank you to all departments and agencies that have supported this process.

What is planned next?

Questions are being finalised for consult while continued background work is underway for the review, including ongoing literature review and analysis.

A round of targeted consultations with affected workforces across prevention and response are being planned to commence in September 2022.