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ACT Government Domestic and Family Violence Training Strategy

Responsible government

  • Australian Capital Territory

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Primary prevention is key
    • 1 Advance gender equality and respect for women through effective primary prevention initiatives.

What are we doing?

The Strategy aims to improve a shared understanding and staff capabilities in responding to domestic and family violence. The ACT Government will provide $2.831M between 2019 and 2023 to deliver the ACT Government Domestic and Family Violence Training Strategy to all 21,000 public service employees. More intensive training will also be delivered through the Strategy to complement existing training received by frontline roles, such as Child and Youth Protection Services case workers and sworn police officers.

What have we achieved so far?

Since November 2019, foundation e-learning and manager training is being delivered to all ACT Government Directorates.

What is next?

  • The ACT Government Domestic and Family Violence Training Strategy is a continuing strategy. Upcoming milestones for the Strategy will be to design and deliver intensive training for frontline roles.

What difference will we make?

The intended outcome of the ACT Government Domestic and Family Violence Training Strategy is to achieve a shared understanding of what constitutes domestic and family violence. Beginning with the ACT public service, the Strategy will build up staff capability how to recognise, respond and refer those impacted by domestic and family violence.

The Strategy is also intended to improve understanding of the gendered nature of domestic and family violence and gender inequality as a necessary driver for domestic and family violence to occur.

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