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Two guides launched at Family Violence Summit

Minister Adams and Minister Tolley launched two frameworks to improve responses to family violence.

The Risk Assessment and Management Framework aims to provide a common approach to screening, assessing and managing family violence risk.

“The current system for dealing with family violence is too fragmented so in addition to the work we’re doing to improve it, including the Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill and the Integrated Safety Response pilots, we’ve developed a framework which sets out common understanding of family violence, a clear protocol for assessing risk, and a consistent approach for supporting victims and perpetrators,” said Justice Minister Amy Adams.

The Workforce Capability Framework has also been developed. The Framework identifies the capabilities needed by people working in the family violence sector to support victims, perpetrators and their families.

“The Workforce Capability Framework outlines the skills, knowledge and organisational support the workforce needs in order to provide an integrated, consistent and effective response to victims, perpetrators and their families,” said Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.

The guides were launched at the Family Violence Summit held on 7 June. At the Summit, over 120 people met to build on conversations about how to work together to better address family violence rates in New Zealand.

The frameworks can be found here (external link) .

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