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 Family and domestic violence

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What is family and domestic violence? 
Family and domestic violence is pattern of behaviours intended to coerce, control and create fear within an intimate or familial relationship. more information>> 

Help and advice
Support is available if you have concerns about your own or someone else's safety, or you are worried about your own use of violence and abusive behaviour. more information>> 

Operational responses
For family and domestic violence service system responses and tools for workers and professionals, including the Common Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (CRARMF) and Family and Domestic Violence Response Team (FDVRT). more information>> 

Prevention, safety and accountability
For the most recent prevention and early intervention, perpetrator accountability, and victim safety strategies.
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Strategic planning
For the latest information about state and national strategic planning, governance, monitoring and evaluation. more information>>  

Resources 
For publications, practice tools, useful links and other resources. more information>>

STAND UP on White Ribbon day 
The Department for Child Protection and Family Support coordinated this photographic project to raise awareness about the global male-led White Ribbon campaign to end violence against women.
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 News

 ***NEW***   1/01/16    Amendments to the Children and Community Services Act 2004 came into operation from 1 January 2016. A number of changes relate to family and domestic violence. A comprehensive summary of the amendments, information sharing fact sheet and other resources are provided here.  

 ***NEW***   7/12/15    Practice Standards for Perpetrator Intervention: Engaging and Responding to Men who are Perpetrators of Family and Domestic Violence   

27/11/15    Western Australian Family and Domestic Violence Common Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (second edition) 

25/11/15    The new Youth Say No awareness campaign website was launched on White Ribbon Day, 25 November 2015.  

01/10/15    Safer Families, Safer Communities: Kimberley Family Violence Regional Plan 2015-2020 outlines a whole of community response to Aboriginal family violence in the Kimberley region.  

01/10/15    Family Violence in the Kimberly: Project Report

07/09/15    The Freedom from Fear Action Plan 2015: Working towards the elimination of family and domestic violence in Western Australia aims to increase the safety of women and children who are at risk of, or experiencing family and domestic violence by supporting and strengthening integrated, accountable and effective interventions targeting perpetrators of violence and abuse.

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