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24/7 family violence response phone line 1800 015 188

Do you have a disability and need support because of family violence?

Are you worried about someone you know in this situation?

We are here to help.

The Disability and Family Violence Crisis Response Initiative (DFVCRI) at safe steps assists women and children with a disability who are experiencing family violence to access the services and supports they need to stay safe, quickly.

We understand that women and children with disabilities often face extra barriers to escaping family violence and becoming safe.

The team at safe steps is here to support victim-survivors of family violence living with a disability or who have disability needs (physical, mental health, intellectual, or emotional, including temporary conditions and due to family violence). Carers and parents of a child with a disability can also access support.

How safe steps can help?

Call safe steps 24/7 on 1800 015 188 or email safesteps@safesteps.org.au to get help.

We will help you explore your options, create a safety plan, and put in place safety measures to help reduce risk including access to aids, support or equipment.

We have specialist Family Violence Disability Workers who have expertise to work with you to develop a personalised plan to meet your specific disability needs.

We can help by providing:

  • Access to brokerage funding for the specialist goods, services or supports that are needed such as:
    • Personal support workers and carers
    • Disability aids – mobility walkers, wheelchairs
    • Accessible transport options, and more
  • Information and referral to other support services

Information for service providers

Are you a service provider working with women and children with disabilities who are experiencing family violence?

Service providers and professionals can contact safe steps Specialist Family Violence Disability Liaison Officers for secondary consultations and information regarding the Family Violence Disability Initiative.

Our workers have extensive experience in working with those with a disability as well as those experiencing family violence. This combination of specialist knowledge and experience ensures a tailored response for your clients.

We can also offer presentations on disability and family violence to meet your teams individual needs.

Call 1800 015 188 or email disability@safesteps.org.au Monday to Friday during business hours.