Invitation to participate in

Support and Safety Hubs workshop

Good afternoon Taskforce and Specialist Workforce Advisory Group members

As part of our promise to keep you updated about family violence reform, I invite you to participate in developing the Support and Safety Hubs model, 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.

Jodie Geissler |  Co-Director |  Health, Human Services and NDIS Branch
Social Policy
Department of Premier and Cabinet  |  Level 45, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
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