Your invitation to help develop the RCFV’s Support and Safety Hubs

Please find an email invitation from the Victoria Government to participate in workshops in October that will develop the Support and Safety Hubs model  recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence. For more information, email:

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Sent: Thursday, 29 September 2016 3:51 PM

Good afternoon,

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 at

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.

You are welcome to attend any session, to register, simply click the relevant link below:

Geelong – Thursday 13th October –

Pakenham – Friday 14th October –

Horsham – Monday 17th October –

Swan Hill – Tuesday 18th October –

Shepparton – Wednesday 19th October –

Sale – Thursday 20th October –

Craigieburn – Friday 21st October –

We welcome you, your colleagues and your community to take part – so please forward this invitation to your networks and anyone who wants to partner with us to establish the foundations for the Support and Safety Hubs, how they could work and what they might look like. To get the most out of the session, we suggest that you read Chapter 13 – Pathways to service of the Commission’s report.

More information about the workshops and the government’s response to family violence can be found at

Thank you in advance for your valuable contribution,

Social Policy, Family Violence & Service Delivery Reform Department of Premier and Cabinet