Deliver Safe Choices
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Respect, listen and respond to the diverse lived experience and knowledge of women and their children affected by violence
- 10 Implement community-led and tailored initiatives to address the unique experiences and needs of communities affected by multiple forms of discrimination or inequality.
What are we doing?
This action supports ongoing delivery of Safe Choices, a statewide non-crisis service that provides practical information and supports, advice and referrals to people experiencing family violence and those who want to leave violent relationships. Safe Choices can also be accessed by family and friends seeking information or support.
Safe Choices was established in 2016 to provide an alternative entry point to the service system, for people who did not want to engage with ‘traditional services’ – police, justice or counselling. Safe Choices is delivered through face-to-face services based out of Hobart, Burnie and Launceston in Tasmania; a statewide phoneline service and website.
- Deliver Safe Choices is an action under Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019–2022 (Safe Families, Homes, Communities), which invests $26 million over three years from 2019–20 to 2021–22 to prevent and respond to family and sexual violence in Tasmania.
What is next?
Safe Homes, Families, Communities actions commenced implementation on 1 July 2019.
- Ongoing delivery of Safe Choices service.
What difference will we make?
Safe Choices provides access to a non-crisis support for those affected by family violence, including those in, or wanting to leave, violent relationships.