Men’s helpline for domestic and family violence receives increase in calls during footy final season. No to Violence data shows a year-on-year increase in calls by men who use violence during the AFL grand final season. For almost 30 years, No to Violence has been working with men who use family violence. They operate theContinue reading #LiftYourGame Australia.
Safe Steps joins with other sector partners in imploring Women’s Safety Ministers to finalise the next National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children when they meet on 22 July. In our submission and feedback to the National Plan, we outlined key issues for inclusion in the plan. These included: The criticality of accessContinue reading Statement – Women’s Safety Ministers
We are pleased to announce that the Board of Safe Steps has appointed Dr Chelsea Tobin as our new CEO. Chelsea has a background in psychology, commerce, strategy, and research with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and gender equality. She brings extensive knowledge and experience in leading large organisations in the community and corporateContinue reading SAFE STEPS WELCOMES DR. CHELSEA TOBIN AS NEW CEO
Safe Steps welcomes the most recent data from Victoria Police, showing a reduction of family incident reports of 2.4 per cent, but warns that this drop does not signal a reduction in experiences of family violence, with the service continuing to see high demand for their 24/7 response service.“This reduction in reporting is not translatingContinue reading REDUCTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE REPORTS NOT TRANSLATING TO DECREASE IN PREVALENCE AND DEMAND
Thank you to everyone for all their efforts in making the Safe Steps Candlelight Vigil 2022 a beautiful space for families and the community to come together to mourn, share, connect and hopefully go some way toward healing some of their deep hurt. The speakers were incredible and their ongoing dedication to advocacy on behalfContinue reading Candlelight Vigil 2022 – Wrap Up
Safe Steps welcomes the Victorian Government’s continued investment in reforming the family violence system. In particular, we welcome the investment of $69 million to provide two additional refuges, the upgrade of another three, and an additional six Crisis Accommodation Properties. “Safe Steps accommodates an average of 97 women and children a night in emergency accommodation,Continue reading WELCOME INVESTMENT IN FAMILY VIOLENCE RESPONSES, HOWEVER MORE REFUGES NEEDED