21 September 2023 Today was the official opening of a new refuge trial site for people seeking protection andsafety from family and domestic violence. The low-key, invitation-only event at an undisclosed location was officially opened by Ministerfor Prevention of Family Violence, The Hon. Ros Spence. Safe Steps CEO, Dr Chelsea Tobin said, “Sanctuary is aContinue reading A sanctuary for people escaping family violence
Safe Steps commends the Australian Government on the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children and its ambitious aim to end gender-based violence in one generation. The plan addresses many of the critical factors that drive domestic, family and gender-based violence that Safe Steps highlighted in our submission to the Plan and inContinue reading The National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children sets an important and bold ambition
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
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