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Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's family violence action plan

Safe Homes, Safe Families: Responding and Reporting

Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's family violence action plan

Safe Homes, Safe Families, Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020 outlined 18 new and direct actions to address family violence in Tasmania. In line with our commitment to listen, learn and take a flexible approach, we have added new actions to further strengthen our response. 


Establishing Safe Families Tasmania

1a. Establish the Safe Families Coordination Unit

1b. Establish Safe Choices


Changing attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence

2. Develop and deliver a Respectful Relationships program in all government schools

3. Take a lead role in supporting the national campaign to reduce violence against women and their children

4. Join the national Our Watch organisation

5. Roll out White Ribbon’s Workplace Accreditation Program across all Tasmanian Government agencies   


Supporting families affected by violence

6. Support children affected by family violence in government schools and Child and Family Centres

7. Support children affected by family violence in non-government schools

8. Extend counselling services for children and young people experiencing family violence

9. Provide additional counselling services for adults experiencing family violence

10. Invest in crisis accommodation

11. Provide supported housing options


Strengthening our legal responses 

12. Strengthen the legislative framework to address family violence

13. Extend legal assistance to people experiencing family violence

14. Appoint more specialist police prosecutors 15. Support perpetrator programs for low to medium risk offenders

16. Extend forensic medical examination to include victims of family violence

17. Develop a business case for a Criminal Justice Information Management System

18. Improve data collection and reporting


New actions

19. Develop and deliver a Safe Homes, Safe Families training program for front line staff of the Department of Education (including LINC and TasTAFE)

20. Provide practical supports to enable victims of family violence to stay safely in their own homes

21. Develop a practice guide to support service providers working with clients impacted by family violence22. Work with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community to support Aboriginal families experiencing family violence