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How to get involved

The Regional Family Violence Partnership welcomes new members and opportunities to broaden our partnership work in the region. By participating in the RFVP you have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to improving how our region addresses family violence. You will stand together with a network of organisations, practitioners and community members who share a common goal to support the region as a place that promotes respectful relationships and does not tolerate violence and abuse. As a member, you will be able to:

Contribute to innovative discussions on family violence reform
Participate in working groups and projects
Receive invitations to educational forums and special events
Help build the capacity of your organisation and community to respond to family violence

To become a member of the RFVP, your organisation can elect to sign our Memorandum of Understanding.

 Governance Groups
Working Groups and Community of Practice
Training and Events
RFVP Newsletter
Governance Groups

The work of the partnership is driven by the Systems Leadership Group and the Implementation Committee, with time specific, task focused working groups assisting to complete actions as outlined in the RFVP 12-month Action Plan.

The appointment of governance members as sector representatives is premised on the basis that they effectively represent the sectors or organisations that are fundamental to the integration process. Systems Leadership Group members hold voting rights in the governance structure and must be managerial level decision-makers in their organisations. The Implementation Committee is responsible for identifying issues that require addressing in the sector and preparing recommendations to the Systems Leadership Group.

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Working Groups

To enable family violence system reform to occur on a regional level, the RFVP has developed several time limited and topic specific working groups that are accountable to the RFVP governance groups and the Strategic Plan. Anyone in the region, including those from signatory and non-signatory agencies under the Memorandum of Understanding, is welcome to join a working group. Our current working groups are:

Children and Young Persons Working Group – Developing workforce and system capacity to respond to the needs of children and young people.   
Meetings: Monthly

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Family Violence Therapeutic Working Group –  Examining the recovery options for clients when they have moved past crisis response 
Meetings: Monthly

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Working with People who Use Family Violence Working Group – Examining service and system responses for people using violence
Meetings: Monthly

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Risk Assessment Entity (RAE) and Education Working Group – Supporting the role out of new government reforms relating to family violence in the education sector. 
Meetings: Once per school term

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Training and Events

The RFVP sponsors and coordinates special training and events on topics considered relevant and necessary for building integration and improving local family violence service delivery. In the past we have held:

  • MARAM Collaborative Practice Training, FVREE

  • Safe and Secure Training, the Australian Childhood Foundation

  • Working with Male Perpetrators of Family Violence: Reflections on Collusion, Women’s Health in the North 

  • Towards Inclusion Forum: Creating a more LGBTIQA+ inclusive Sector

  • The Orange Door Forum

  • Information Sharing Forum

  • Introduction to the Family Violence Sector in the EMR forum 

Please see our webinar page for recorded events and check our calendar for upcoming trainings and forums. 

RFVP Newsletter

The RFVP newsletter provides useful and relevant information about family violence reforms, training and events, news and research outcomes. Delivered fortnightly, the newsletter is a great way to stay up to date with developments in our region.  For more information, please contact us.


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RFVP Newsletter

For family violence sector updates and news on events/trainings.

RFVP Calendar of Events

Find out what events are happening throughout the year and book online.

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