Prevention of Family Violence Action Plan

Consultation has concluded

Background
Family violence is widespread, serious and preventable. It's a critical public health and safety issue in Australia, where one in six women and one in sixteen men has experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former partner.

Preventing family violence is everyone’s responsibility. Council is well-placed to take a leading role in preventing family violence due to its strong partnerships and collaborative approach in working with the community, local organisations and other levels of government.


Council action
Kingston Council is committed to preventing family violence. In December 2017, the Kingston Family Violence Working Group was formed to oversee the development of Council’s Action Plan. The dedicated working group members have ensured that this draft Action Plan reflects the voice of victim survivors, passionate volunteers and experienced service providers in our community.

Community survey
In April-June 2018, the Family Violence Working Group consulted with the community to hear your view on how we can address this important issue together. The overwhelming feedback was that everyone deserves safe, equal and respectful relationships. The results of the community survey were crucial in shaping the draft Action Plan, with over 500 suggestions of ways to help stop family violence and specific recommendations for actions. Please see the brief summary provided in the Document Library for more information (Preventing Family Violence in Kingston – Community Survey Results 2018).

Have your say

We’re now inviting the community to have your say on the Draft Prevention of Family Violence Action Plan 2019-2021. You can:

  • complete the online feedback form below
  • a feedback form can be downloaded here and returned to Social Development, PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194
  • email community@kingston.vic.gov.au
  • write to Social Development, PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194
  • call the Family Violence Project officer or Social Development Team Leader on 1300 653 356.


Where to go for help
If you are in any immediate danger or want to report an incident, please call the Police on 000.

1800RESPECT
National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service
1800 737 732 (24 hours)
www.1800respect.org.au

safesteps: Family Violence Response Centre
Crisis support and referral to safe accommodation
9322 3555 / 1800 015 188 (24 hours)
safesteps.org.au

In Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
Support and information for immigrant women in your language
1800 755 988 - Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm
intouch.org.au

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service
Support, accommodation and information for Indigenous women
9482 5744 - Monday to Thurs, 9am - 5pm, Friday: 9am-4pm
emhaws.org.au

No to Violence Men’s Referral Service
Telephone counselling and information for men.
1300 766 491 - Monday to Friday: 8am - 9pm, Weekends: 9am - 6pm
ntv.org.au

Seniors Rights Victoria

Free services to help prevent elder abuse
1300 368 821 – Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm
seniorsrights.org.au


The Orange Door, Bayside Peninsula

Family violence support services for Kingston residents.

1800 319 353 – Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

www.orangedoor.vic.gov.au


For links to more support services in Kingston go to www.asksomeone.org.au (Bayside area).

Background
Family violence is widespread, serious and preventable. It's a critical public health and safety issue in Australia, where one in six women and one in sixteen men has experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former partner.

Preventing family violence is everyone’s responsibility. Council is well-placed to take a leading role in preventing family violence due to its strong partnerships and collaborative approach in working with the community, local organisations and other levels of government.


Council action
Kingston Council is committed to preventing family violence. In December 2017, the Kingston Family Violence Working Group was formed to oversee the development of Council’s Action Plan. The dedicated working group members have ensured that this draft Action Plan reflects the voice of victim survivors, passionate volunteers and experienced service providers in our community.

Community survey
In April-June 2018, the Family Violence Working Group consulted with the community to hear your view on how we can address this important issue together. The overwhelming feedback was that everyone deserves safe, equal and respectful relationships. The results of the community survey were crucial in shaping the draft Action Plan, with over 500 suggestions of ways to help stop family violence and specific recommendations for actions. Please see the brief summary provided in the Document Library for more information (Preventing Family Violence in Kingston – Community Survey Results 2018).

Have your say

We’re now inviting the community to have your say on the Draft Prevention of Family Violence Action Plan 2019-2021. You can:

  • complete the online feedback form below
  • a feedback form can be downloaded here and returned to Social Development, PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194
  • email community@kingston.vic.gov.au
  • write to Social Development, PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194
  • call the Family Violence Project officer or Social Development Team Leader on 1300 653 356.


Where to go for help
If you are in any immediate danger or want to report an incident, please call the Police on 000.

1800RESPECT
National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service
1800 737 732 (24 hours)
www.1800respect.org.au

safesteps: Family Violence Response Centre
Crisis support and referral to safe accommodation
9322 3555 / 1800 015 188 (24 hours)
safesteps.org.au

In Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
Support and information for immigrant women in your language
1800 755 988 - Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm
intouch.org.au

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service
Support, accommodation and information for Indigenous women
9482 5744 - Monday to Thurs, 9am - 5pm, Friday: 9am-4pm
emhaws.org.au

No to Violence Men’s Referral Service
Telephone counselling and information for men.
1300 766 491 - Monday to Friday: 8am - 9pm, Weekends: 9am - 6pm
ntv.org.au

Seniors Rights Victoria

Free services to help prevent elder abuse
1300 368 821 – Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm
seniorsrights.org.au


The Orange Door, Bayside Peninsula

Family violence support services for Kingston residents.

1800 319 353 – Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

www.orangedoor.vic.gov.au


For links to more support services in Kingston go to www.asksomeone.org.au (Bayside area).