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Family and sexual violence

Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022

Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019‑2022 (Safe Homes, Families, Communities) represents the next stage of the Tasmanian Government’s long-term commitment to preventing and responding to family violence, and the new response to sexual violence.

Safe Homes, Families, Communities is a coordinated, whole-of-government plan, with 40 key actions delivered across Government, the community sector, and the broader community, and follows the nation-leading Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020.

You can find more information about the response here

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's response to the National Plan is being delivered through Safe Homes, Families, Communities, Safe at Home: Tasmania’s criminal justice response to family violence, and the Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2018-2021.

Family and sexual violence information and services

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.

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual violence call 1800MYSUPPORT on 1800 697 877.

For further information visit 1800respect.org.au

In an emergency, always call 000.

  • 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.
  • Information about family and sexual violence services is available at 1800RESPECT and through the DAISY App
  • 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.
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