As part of the development of the Family Violence Industry Plan, a census of the Victorian family violence workforce is now open, with workers across community services, health, justice and education all invited to participate and have their say.
The survey follows a recommendation from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, which highlighted a lack of information about Victoria’s existing family violence and related workforce.
The workforce census seeks to address this knowledge gap by collecting data from across the range of workforces that play a role in preventing, identifying and responding to family violence.
Information gathered in the census will inform the development of Victoria’s first ever 10 Year Family Violence Industry Plan, which will be delivered in December 2017.
The industry plan will provide a systematic approach to workforce planning and development, and will address crucial issues of workforce capability, health and wellbeing, and career pathways.
The survey has been developed in consultation with family violence practitioners and groups, service providers, trade unions and workers. The project is supported by Domestic Violence Victoria and the Victorian Council of Social Service.
The workforce census is open until 5 May 2017.