Exploring challenges to generate new ideas
The Family Safety Hub brings the right people together to explore priority challenges related to family and domestic violence. Through an intensive listen and co-design process, we identified challenges for the Hub to explore over the next few years.
First challenge topic—prevention and early intervention for pregnant women and new parents
The first challenge topic—prevention and early intervention for pregnant women and new parents experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence—was chosen because:
- women can be at a greater risk of experiencing violence from their partners during their pregnancy and after the baby is born
- one in five women whose partner uses violence, experience that violence during pregnancy
- the current domestic and family violence system is focused on crisis response
- we need to make sure families at risk of experiencing violence are supported earlier to help prevent violence from happening or escalating.
Watch this short video on the Family Safety Hub’s first challenge.
Nearly 60 ideas generated
The community sector has already generated nearly 60 ideas on this topic through an ideas workshop. We are actively exploring the most promising ideas to see if they have the potential to address the challenge, including testing them with system users, clients and frontline workers.
The First Co-designed Pilot Program
The first co-designed pilot program helping pregnant women and new families experiencing domestic and family violence to access free legal services.
As a result of the pilot Calvary Public Hospital, the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and the Gungahlin Child and Family Centre will have easy access, free and confidential legal services available for pregnant women and new families experiencing domestic and family violence.
Other challenges will follow, including looking at access to financial support and private housing. We will share progress with frequent updates.