On 14 March 2017, the Premier, the Hon Will Hodgman MP, launched Safe Homes, Safe Families: Responding and Reporting (Responding and Reporting).
Responding and Reporting, outlines key achievements of the first 18 months of implementation of Safe Homes, Safe Families; Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020.
It also outlines future milestones for the implementation of actions from 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2018.
In line with the Government’s commitment to listen, learn and take a flexible approach, Responding and Reporting includes three new actions:
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- Provide practical supports to enable victims of family violence to stay safely in their own homes;
- Develop a practice guide to support service providers working with clients impacted by family violence; and
- Work with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community to support Aboriginal families experiencing family violence.
During the first 18 months of implementation, the actions under Safe Homes, Safe Families have delivered the following outcomes:
- $26 million in additional funding to take action against family violence
- 1,144 recommendations provided by the Safe Families Coordination Unit to better support victims of family violence and hold perpetrators to account
- 162 high risk family violence incidents mapped by the Safe Families Coordination Unit
- 795 at risk children identified and 464 notifications made by the Safe Families Coordination Unit to schools to support students experiencing family violence
- 78 clients provided with support, counselling and referral options by the new Safe Choices service (1 July – 31 December 2016)
- 3 Tasmanian Government Departments accredited as White Ribbon Workplaces, with over 1,600 employees in 2016.
- Over 37.8 million online views of the Stop It At The Start national campaign video
- 6 additional psychologists and social workers appointed to Child and Family Centres to support children affected by family violence
- 76 additional children and young people received counselling services provided by CatholicCare (1 December 2015 - 31 December 2016)
- 122 additional hours of counselling and service provision for children and young people provided by the Australian Childhood Foundation (1 October - 31 December 2016)
- 282 additional hours of counselling services for adults provided by Support, Help, Empowerment (SHE) (1 July – 31 December 2016)
- 30 additional houses made available for families experiencing family violence
- 312 additional clients provided with legal assistance by Women’s Legal Service Tasmania and Community Legal Centres
- 78 calls to the Men’s Referral Service
Thank you to everyone who has supported the implementation of Safe Homes, Safe Families.
Together we are driving real change in our community.
Together we can create a Tasmania free from family violence.