Review the regional sexual assault protocols
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment
- 14 Deliver client-centred, trauma-informed, specialised and consistent support to victims and survivors of sexual violence.
What are we doing?
This action will ensure the ongoing delivery of an integrated, multi-disciplinary crisis response to sexual assault in Tasmania. It also provides the opportunity to build upon the existing system and take additional steps to provide trauma-informed and client-centred care. The sexual assault crisis response in Tasmania is coordinated across key services. The coordination protocols between services will be reviewed to ensure ongoing alignment with best-practice care principles.
- Review the regional sexual assault protocols 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?
Ongoing delivery of the DHLS across the State, including the North. This action is due to commence in 2020-21. Key outcomes include:
- Ongoing delivery of client-centred, specialist and consistent support services for victim-survivors.
What difference will we make?
The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring the service system is responsive, integrated and innovative.
Reviewing the regional sexual assault protocols in Tasmania will result in a coordinated crisis response across key services, including police, medical and sexual assault support services. This is to ensure ongoing alignment with best-practice care principles.