National Plan Victim-Survivor Advocates Consultation Report
With the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 soon coming to a close, development of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (next National Plan) is well underway. The Department of Social Services, with the support of the Office for Women, has undertaken over 18 months of extensive consultation that has included:
- the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence
- online public consultation surveys through the DSS Engage platform
- the National Summit on Women’s Safety
Targeted consultation was also facilitated by Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Monash University, including:
- targeted thematic and jurisdictional workshops
- one-on-one and small group interviews with key stakeholders and other subject matter experts
- a dedicated consultation with victim-survivor advocates
The Department of Social Services has published the Victim-Survivor Advocates Consultation Report developed by Monash University. The victim survivor advocates report highlights insights and views from people with lived experience of violence, and presents key findings by theme.
The findings and feedback from all consultations undertaken have supported development of the next National Plan, which was released for public consultation between 14 January and 25 February 2022 on the DSS Engage website.