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Develop and deliver training across identified Tasmanian Government services to respond to family and sexual violence

Responsible government

  • Tasmania

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children
    • 7 Build the workforce capability to ensure delivery of high quality, holistic, trauma-informed and culturally safe supports that respond to the complex needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children.
  • Respect, listen and respond to the diverse lived experience and knowledge of women and their children affected by violence
    • 12 Better equip the service system and communities to address complex forms of violence and harmful cultural practices including early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry abuse and human trafficking.
  • Improve support and service system responses
    • 16 Enable workforces to provide trauma-informed support with a focus on safety and recovery to victims and survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence.

What are we doing?

This action will build early intervention and response capability across key workforces that intersect with family violence. Sector workers are highly qualified, but not all workers feel their formal qualifications have prepared them well enough for working with people affected by family and sexual violence.

What is next?

Safe Homes, Families, Communities actions commenced implementation on 1 July 2019.

What difference will we make?

The Tasmanian Government is committed to building on initiatives being delivered through individual portfolios to deliver a holistic response; supporting families affected by violence; and ensuring the service system is responsive, integrated and innovative.

Developing and delivering training across identified Tasmanian Government services to respond to family and sexual violence will ensure that sector workers are equipped and trained to work with victims affected by family and sexual violence.

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