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 Family and Domestic Violence Response Team

Family and Domestic Violence Response Team

The Family and Domestic Violence Response Team (FDVRT) is a partnership between the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Western Australia Police and community sector family and domestic violence services.

The FDVRT aims to improve the safety of child and adult victims of family and domestic violence through a collaborative approach that focuses on timely and early intervention following a police call out to a domestic violence incident.

A shared database has been developed to support the operations of the FDVRT including recording outcomes.

There is a FDVRT in every child protection district and in most regions the team is co-located.

This model supports the effective application of existing legal frameworks and service provision through a collaborative multi-agency approach.


Current reforms

The FDVRT Operating Guidelines are being updated to reflect a strengthened response to family and domestic violence cases. The current guidelines remain in place until the updated guidelines are finalised.


For further information about the FDVRT please see the:

FDVRT Operating Procedures (PDF)

FDVRT Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (PDF)

FDVRT Agreement: WA Police, CPFS (PDF)

Access to Triage Application

Referral to Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline (PDF)

Multi-agency Case Management


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