Victoria’s vision is to end family violence and keep women and children safe. To achieve this, the Victorian Government wants to grow and support a workforce that is recognised as world-leading.
Strengthening the Foundations is the first of 3 Rolling Action Plans that work towards achieving the long-term vision for workforces that intersect with family violence.
Strengthening the Foundations has an extensive scope across the specialist family violence and primary prevention, community services, health, justice, and education and training sectors.
Building from Strength has a broad scope to build family violence response and prevention capability over 10 years across a range of workforces that intersect with family violence.
The 7 focus areas developed to support achieving the long-term vision of Building from Strength will be realised through a number of thematic key foundational priorities and associated actions.
Building workforce capability is vital in creating a system that works together in response to the complexities of family violence.
A skilled and capable workforce must be supported by high-quality industry-informed and flexible learning.
This plan addresses current supply challenges as well as the need to build a sustainable pipeline for the future with clear pathways into the sector for students and workers from other sectors.
The family violence reform agenda is ambitious, complex, and unprecedented. Strong sector leadership will maximise this opportunity for enduring change.
Supporting specialist response and primary prevention workforces undertake in their demanding roles means that we must focus on their health, safety and wellbeing.
Building from Strength’s vision includes a system that is flexible and dynamic and can respond to evolving community, economic and social trends.
Building from Strength’s broad scope across all workforces that intersect with family violence supports system connectedness.
The seven focus areas, the key workforce priorities and associated initiatives and the implementation pathway are grounded in evidence.
Realising the vision and actions in Building from Strength requires a long-term collaborative effort over the life of the Rolling Actions Plans.
A glossary of terms used throughout Strengthening the Foundations: First Rolling Action Plan 2019-22.
Updated 25 November 2019