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Family violence describes a broad range of violent, threatening, coercive or controlling behaviours most commonly used by men against their current or former female partners. Family violence can be perpetrated by:

  • an adult in the context of an intimate same-sex relationship
  • an adult towards an older person in a family, or family-like, relationship
  • a carer to a person living with a disability or with complex needs
  • an adolescent son or daughter towards a family member.

Anyone working in universal and allied services should have an understanding of what family violence is, how to recognise it and how to provide initial support and referral – even if responding to family violence is not a core function of their role.

This section is for workers in:

  • Housing
  • The police
  • Legal services
  • Courts
  • Health
  • Education
  • Counselling
  • Government services

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