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Family violence

Safe Homes, Safe Families

Safe Home, Safe Families: Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020 is the Tasmanian Government’s new, coordinated, whole-of-government action plan to respond to family violence.

Communities, Sport and Recreation is leading the following actions:

  • Take a lead role in supporting the Council of Australian Government’s national campaign to reduce violence against women and their children;
  •  Join Our Watch;
  • Roll out White Ribbon’s Workplace Accreditation Program; and
  • Support children affected by family violence in non-government schools.

National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 - 2022 (the National Plan) brings together the efforts of all Australian governments to make a real and sustained reduction in the levels of violence against women.

The National Plan is being delivered through four, three year Action Plans:

Key achievements of the National Plan to date include the establishment of Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), Our Watch and 1800RESPECT and the development of Daisy.

Implementing the National Plan in Tasmania

Tasmania has developed complementary plans to implement the National Plan, which outline what we need to achieve and how we will achieve it, in order to reduce violence against women and their children in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian responses to the National Plan have been informed by a National Plan Interdepartmental Advisory Committee and a Consultative Group, whose membership includes key non-government organisations.

The major priority for Tasmania in responding to the National Plan is primary prevention.

In September 2013, the Tasmanian Government launched Taking Action: Tasmania’s Primary Prevention Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2012-2022. A review of Taking Action will be undertaken by CSR by early 2016.

Family violence information and services

  • Safe at Home is the Tasmanian Government's integrated criminal justice response to family violence. It involves a range of services working together to protect and support victims of family violence, including young people and children, while making offenders responsible for their behaviour.
  • Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence.

Further information about family violence services is available at 1800RESPECT and through the DAISY App.

Useful websites

If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence, call the Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line on 1800 633 937 or visit 1800respect.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.

Call the Men's Referral Service on 1300 766 491 for anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violence and controlling behaviour.

For more information about a service in your state or local area download the free DAISY App in the App Store or Google Play.