Victorian Primary Care Partnership

A needs assessment conducted by local Primary Care Partnerships/PCPs in April 2014 across Melbourne’s north and west metropolitan region revealed that a large number of frontline staff from health services were not well prepared to recognise the signs of family violence, due to a lack of policies and procedures in place and limited or no training. The Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Project is a 5 year regional project which aims to improve early intervention responses to family violence by building the capacity of health and community services to identify and respond appropriately.

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