The Family Safety Framework was established by the South Australian Government to enable various government and non-government agencies to share information and work together towards meeting the needs of families experiencing domestic violence and who are at high risk of serious injury or death.
Participating agencies include, for example:
Key elements of the framework include:
The worker referring a case to a family safety meeting will seek the consent of the victim, where it is safe to do so. However, even if the victim refuses to provide consent the case may still go to a family safety meeting. If this is the case, the referring worker must notify the other participating agencies at the meeting that the victim refused to provide consent and the reasons why. If there is a risk of serious injury or death, action may still be taken following the meeting to minimise the risk and increase the victim's safety.
More information about the Family Safety Framework is available from the Office for Women website.
In an emergency: 000
For police attendance: 131 444
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 800 098
1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732.