Domestic and Family Violence Support Services Practice Standards Development project

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Domestic and Family Violence Support Services Practice Standards Development Project

The Domestic and Family Violence Support Services Practice Standards Development project is occurring in the context of responses of the Department of Communities, Child Safety to the recommendations of the Not Now, Not Ever Report. The department has contracted Encompass Family and Community and consortium partners (the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Paul Testro Consultancy Service and Griffith University) to review the current practice standards for working with women and with perpetrators, and to develop a suite of evidence-based minimum standards and guides. The standards will apply to all service types funded under the Domestic Violence funding area (including supporting local service systems, women’s and children’s services, counselling, court services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services and perpetrator interventions).

In addition to new practice standards, the project aims to develop:

  • a role description and guidance for court support workers
  • a tool to assist with monitoring compliance with perpetrator intervention standards
  • a training package to assist service providers imbed the new standards in practice.

The project is due for completion by the end of 2017.

Information Sheet 1 can be downloaded here

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has engaged Encompass Family and Community and consortium partners (see below) to develop new standards to apply to all DFV service types funded under the Domestic Violence funding area. In Round One, we consulted across the state about the project and asked what essential practice requirements should be covered by the standards.

Round Two consultations will focus on the draft standards – with a preliminary look at the proposed structure for the suite of standards, the draft principles and the emerging standards and essential requirements for practice.

Details of the upcoming forums are as follows. For further information please click on the forum to download the flyer.

Please RSVP to kcarr@efac.com.au 

Anne Elliott

Director

Encompass Family and Community


Dr Annabel Taylor

Director

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research


Dr Heather Lovatt

Senior Research Officer

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research


Paul Testro

Director

Paul Testro Consultancy Services


Norelle McHugh

Associate

Encompass Family and Community


Maree Machin

Projects Director

Encompass Family and Community


Kristy Carr

Senior Consultant

Encompass Family and Community


Other Team Members

  • Professor Patrick O’Leary

Other Team Members

  • Professor Patrick O’Leary
    Griffith University
  • Amy Compton-Keen
    SERO4
  • Marlene Longbottom
    Indigenous PhD. Scholar
  • Sue Carswell
    Senior Research Officer, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence

The project team is very aware of the experience and expertise of the people working within the DFV sector and will be consulting at a number of levels and in a range of ways to draw on that knowledge.  This will include general forums in each region and more targeted consultation with specific groups and networks across the state.  It is planned that two rounds of consultation will occur over coming months to consider what needs to be included in new practice standards and then to seek feedback on draft standards.

You are invited to come along to any of the regional forums – dates and details will be posted on this site.  We also invite you to submit your thoughts by contacting the project team on:

Email:               enquiries@efac.com.au
Telephone:      07 3398 9129

Project Updates

Round Two Regional Forum Dates Now Available!

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has engaged Encompass Family and Community and consortium partners (see below) to develop new standards to [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|

Mackay Regional Forum

We continue to seek input of funded services and other agencies responding to domestic and family violence. The details of the Mackay regional forum have [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|
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