The Centre is committed to the work of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. To support our input into the Royal Commission the Centre conducted a survey of Child and Family Services Alliances seeking data and information regarding family violence. The Child and Family Services Alliances operate as a governance and oversight group for Child FIRST and Integrated Family Services in 24 catchments across the State. The Centre also had a series of discussions with our members and participated in a number of forums and roundtables to inform the content of this submission.
We have also endeavoured to source recent Victorian data relating to family violence and its intersection with services our members provide.
Our primary focus in this submission is on the impact of family violence upon children. The second half of the submission addresses a number of questions posed by the Royal Commission’s Issues Paper.