The Support and Safety Hub Statewide Concept outlines the role the hubs will have in our long-term plan to end family violence in Victoria.
The concept has been developed in collaboration with victim survivors, industry experts and members of the wider community, with Aboriginal self-determination being a guiding principle in the design process.
The initial roll-out of the hubs will commence later this year across five launch sites in Barwon, Bayside Peninsula, Inner Gippsland, Mallee and North-East Melbourne areas.
The Government’s investment will provide an immediate boost to the service system, building to full statewide coverage of hubs by 2021.
The newly established Family Safety Victoria will lead the establishment of the hubs and integrate them into the existing family support network.
Our vision for the hubs network is that they are safe, inclusive and welcoming for all Victorians.
The hubs will:
- simplify access to services
- significantly improve their responsiveness to the needs of women and children who experience family violence, as well as other families who need support
- offer immediate support and will function as a focal point for information sharing across courts, police and the broader family services sector.