The Family Safety Hub and the Children and Young People Commissioner partnered to listen to young people’s experience of domestic and family violence. Nearly 70 young people aged 13 to 24 shared their views or personal stories of living with family violence during in-depth interviews and small group discussions. We found young people wanted to talk about domestic and family violence and the supports and services they need.
Preliminary results confirm that children and young people’s experiences of family violence are different to those of adults. They need different supports and services but their experience is of a system response designed by, and for, adults.
By consulting with young people we have generated insights that will enable the ACT Government, the service sector and the community to improve support and services for children and young people affected by domestic and family violence.
The results of these consultations will be shared later in 2020.