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Seeking your views on Domestic and Family Violence training needs

Image reads: Domestic and Family Violence Training and Resources for the Disability Workforce

14/10/2020

Led by WorkUP Queensland, NDS has partnered to deliver the Domestic Violence Training and Resources for Disability Workforce project, which aims to skill and equip the disability sector workforce to recognise and sensitively respond to domestic and family violence experienced by women with disability.

We want to hear from disability service organisations and disability workforce individuals about what training, skilling and resources are needed to enhance the capability of the disability workforce to help prevent violence; recognise the warning signs that a person may be at risk; respond sensitively and appropriately, and refer people to appropriate supports and services.

You can contribute in a few different ways:

Women with disability experience far higher levels of domestic and family violence and encounter multiple additional barriers to accessing appropriate support.  We believe the workforce can be a significant driver of change in ending violence.

More about the project

WorkUP Queensland and NDS are delivering the DFV training and resource for the disability workforce as one of a suite of projects to progress the implementation of key actions under Queensland’s plan to respond to domestic and family violence against people with disability [PDF]. 

While our project focuses on the disability workforce the other projects are focussed on the following:

Broader community 

The Social Deck is designing a communication and engagement strategy, to raise awareness about people with disability impacted by domestic and family violence. Research and consultation activities informing the development of the strategy have been completed. A draft strategy is currently being developed, with further consultation to test messages and channels taking place in November 2020.

For further information about this project, contact   

Women with disability

Nous Group (Nous) is developing domestic and family violence resources for women with disability, to help people with disability to identify domestic and family violence and to seek support and assistance.

For further information about this project, contact 

Evaluation

Deloitte Access Economics (DAE) is mapping domestic and family violence data on people with disability impacted by domestic and family violence and designing and completing an evaluation to measure and report on progress against the outcomes in the Plan.

Improvements in data collection and evaluation outcomes will better inform future decisions about defining need and improving the targeting of responses.

Each of these contribute towards the goal of ending violence against women with disability. While this is multilayered approach is strengthened by stakeholder engagement at a range of levels, we recognise the potential for overlap. We invite you to contact us or choose most appropriate engagement points across this work.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Lisa Fraser, Senior Sector Development Officer, 07 3828 9415,