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24/7 family violence
response phone line
1800 015 188

Supporting women and children to live free from family violence.

24/7 family violence response phone line 1800 015 188

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safe steps is Victoria's 24/7 family violence support service

Respond

Respond

We assist women and their children experiencing family violence through our 24/7 phone line and specialist support services.

Recover

Recover

We help family violence survivors overcome trauma and thrive in lives free from violence.

Prevent

Prevent

We work towards a community free from family violence through education and social change initiatives.

Understanding family violence

What is Family Violence?

What is Family Violence?

Family violence is any threatening, coercive, dominating or abusive behaviour that occurs between people in a family, domestic or intimate relationship, or former intimate relationship, that causes the person experiencing the behaviour to feel fear.

Types of abuse

Types of abuse

Violence isn’t just physical. Emotional and psychological abuse can be just as damaging.