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RFVP Disability Inclusion and Safety Resource Hub

Reducing barriers of access to services for people with disability

The Disability Inclusion and Safety Resource Hub has been developed for organisations and practitioners who are working with people with disability who are experiencing or using family violence. 

The Resource Hub provides ready access to important resources that promote safety, accessibility, equity and inclusion of people with disability which can aid in reducing barriers and increasing safety.  Resources are relevant to Organisational Leaders, Specialist Family Violence and Sexual Assault Practitioners, Disability Services, Health, Family Support, Education and others.


Women with disability who have experienced family violence or sexual assault face additional and nuanced barriers in reporting their experiences, and when engaging with specialist services. It’s possible that the perpetrator of family violence may also take advantage of these barriers, further increasing victim-survivor risk and isolation.

This section includes some key research and resources that can assist organisations and practitioners understanding violence towards people with disability (especially women and children) and outlines essential steps they can take to reduce barriers of access to services for people with disability


Building Access End of Project Report – People with Disabilities Australia

About this resource: A strength based framework for responding to the needs and priorities of children and young people with disability who experience family violence.

Applying this resource: A foundational resource for specialist family violence and sexual assault services.  

Changing the Landscape – Our Watch and Women with Disabilities Victoria

About this resource: A National Resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disability

Applying this resource: A foundational resource for specialist family violence and sexual assault services.  

Connecting the dots – ANROWS

About this resource: Understanding the Domestic and family violence experiences of children and young people with disability within and across sectors.  

Applying this resource: A foundational resource for specialist family violence and sexual assault services.   

Connecting what Matters - ANROWS

About this resource: Children and young people with disability and their families share their views on how services can help when they experience family violence. 

Applying this resource: A foundational resource for specialist family violence and sexual assault services. 

Horizons – Final Report- ANROWS

About this resource: Whatever it takes – access for women with disability to family violence services.

Applying this resource: A foundational resource for specialist family violence and sexual assault services. 

Horizons Report – Infographic - ANROWS

About this resource: Whatever it takes – access for women with disability to family violence services explained in infographic.

Applying this resource: A foundational resource for specialist family violence and sexual assault services. 

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