Standing strong
against family
violence

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Who we are

DV Vic and DVRCV have united to form Safe and Equal, combining over thirty years of experience in advocacy and innovation for change in the family violence sector. Connecting strength, capacity, and resources for greater impact, Safe and Equal is the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors.

Safe and Equal works with practitioners and leaders to bring grassroots issues into the public policy arena, coordinate and participate in advocacy and action to reform policy and improve the service system, and scale up and embed practice development and innovation across the continuum from primary prevention to recovery.

DO YOU NEED
FAMILY VIOLENCE
SUPPORT?

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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call triple zero (000). If you would like to find specialist family violence services in your area, please view the support services page. 

Everyone has a role to play in ending family violence. Developing a shared understanding of this issue is an important first step to addressing it.

Change takes time

Ending family violence is complex. Even with the incredible investment into improving Victoria’s response to family violence in recent years, barriers and gaps still exist. 

Safe and Equal calls for a continued focus on family violence in their 2022 Victorian Election Platform. 

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NEWS AND
SECTOR UPDATES

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ARE YOU SAFE
AT HOME?

Ask someone in your life ‘Are you safe at home?’ — start a conversation to end family violence.

Asking such an important question can be tough, so the Are You Safe at Home? website features lots of helpful tips, conversation starters and information to help you start your potentially lifesaving chat with a friend, family member or colleague.
Are You Safe at Home Day, 10 May 2022

Training and
Professional development

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We deliver a range of training courses to further your knowledge in preventing and responding to family violence. We also run events and leadership programs to help you connect with others in the sector and build your career.

Prevention in Practice - Virtual

Prevention in Practice is an interactive virtual course, based on recognised industry standards, providing the foundational knowledge and skills for prevention practitioners who are new to the sector. It includes a comprehensive introduction to prevention program design, from development to successful implementation.

Training + Prevention

Responding to Disclosures - Virtual

This three-hour virtual interactive training provides foundational knowledge in understanding family violence and responding to disclosures of family violence. It prepares participants to recognise indicators of family violence, ask questions and provide a safe, simple and sensitive response to a disclosure from an adult victim survivor experiencing family violence.

Training + Response + Foundational Knowledge

Case Notes, Family Violence and the Law

With the rapidly-changing family violence sector and new legislation, it’s never been a better time to learn about case notes or to have a refresher. In this full-day training, you will learn best practices for the structure, style and language of case notes, and develop your knowledge about how to respond to subpoenas, appearing as a witness in court, privacy and legal issues.

Training + Responding to family violence

MEMBERSHIP

Safe and Equal is the peak body for specialist family violence services responding to victim survivors of family violence in Victoria.

Working across family violence response and prevention, we are recognised as the statewide voice of specialist family violence services.