You are invited to participate in developing the Support and Safety Hubs model, and to contribute to implementing one of the central recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
The Royal Commission recommended the introduction of Support and Safety Hubs in each of the 17 Department of Health and Human Service Areas to perform triage, risk and needs assessment and to ensure people are linked in with the services they need at the local level. You can read more about the Royal Commission's recommendations for the Support and Safety Hubs in Chapter 13 of the Commission's report (available at www.rcfv.com.au)
The Victorian Government is hosting a series of regional and metropolitan community workshops to develop a state wide concept for Support and Safety Hubs. These workshops will build on the recommendations of the Royal Commission to shape the initial thinking for how Support and Safety Hubs will function and operate, and how they can contribute to a service system delivering effective prevention, response and recovery for anyone experiencing family violence and for families with children at risk of abuse or neglect.
The purpose of these workshops is to create a state-wide model that will outline the key features of all Hubs across the state. This will form the basis of future co-design and planning to tailor Hubs to local communities, where there will be further opportunities for victim survivors, service providers, peak bodies and other sector stakeholders, representatives from all levels of government and other members of the community to take part.
These workshops will build on the recent community conversations to develop a future vision for the family violence system.