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

Information Sheet 2 can be downloaded here

Effective week commencing 6th November 2017

The Project team regret to advise that all Round Two regional forums regarding the DFV Standards development have been CANCELLED. We have been advised that due to the government being in caretaker mode, the department has taken the decision to defer further consultation at this time.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We expect to be back in touch as soon as possible about scheduling another opportunity.

For further information:

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

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 [...]

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