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Establishing safety hubs in South Australia

Responsible government

  • South Australia

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Improve support and service system responses
    • 17 Collaborate across services, sectors and workforces to ensure responses to women affected by domestic, family and sexual violence are coordinated, meet women’s needs, avoid women having to retell their story and promote their recovery.

What are we doing?

The South Australian Government has committed to establishing safety hubs across the state, which will provide a single point of contact for women and their children to ensure they can access the support they need, and that interventions and responses are appropriate, resulting in models that may range from early intervention to safety-first and crisis responses.

What have we achieved so far?

Safety hubs have already been established in two regional centres in South Australia.

What is next?

Expansion discussions for the metropolitan area are occurring and the establishment of safety hubs in further regional centres is already under way. Opportunities will also be explored to integrate domestic and family violence services with child protection services, such as the co-location of child wellbeing practitioners at safety hubs, to enable the timely provision of integrated service delivery to families experiencing domestic and family violence while also addressing child protection concerns.

  • The safety hubs election commitment will be met through a staged process that will see services created under the election commitment in nine South Australian regions.
  • The learnings taken from the establishment of each service will be utilised in the establishment of the next with the project forecast to be completed by 2021.

What difference will we make?

Safety hubs will provide a single point of contact for women and their children to ensure they can access the support they need, and that interventions and responses are appropriate, resulting in models that may range from early intervention to safety-first and crisis responses.

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