Glen Eira says no to family violence

Glen Eira City Council is committed to achieving a community which is free from family violence and one in which women and children are protected from violence. Addressing family violence requires a whole community approach in both prevention and in supporting those impacted. Council will continue to stand and work in partnership with the community to put an end to family violence.

Family violence can be hard to speak about. It is against the law for anyone to hurt you or any member of your family. Remember help is available. Violence you may experience within a family relationship is never your fault.

Glen Eira Family Violence Prevention Action Plan 2017–2018

The Glen Eira Family Violence Prevention Action Plan 2017–2018 outlines Council’s approach to the prevention of family violence. It works toward a vision for Glen Eira as a safe, healthy and inclusive community, that is free from violence.

Glen Eira’s Family Violence Prevention Action Plan aligns with Council’s signed commitment to the partnership Preventing Violence Together — A Strategy for the Southern Metropolitan Region 2016–2021 (WHISE 2016).

The Action Plan provides a range of objectives and actions that Council will implement to support the prevention of family violence and its impact as an  employer, as a community leader and as a service provider. It will provide targeted activities that address family violence through the work place, the community and the home.

Glen Eira Family Violence Prevention Action Plan 2017–2018(PDF, 4MB)

Where to go for help

If you are in danger call the Police on 000 (Triple Zero) immediately. The police can issue a Safety Notice, which means a person who is being violent must leave the home for up to 72 hours.

If you want to leave or talk through a family violence situation, contact safe steps Family Violence Response Centre on 1800 015 188 or one of the other crisis services listed below:

Immediate/crisis services — available 24/7
safe steps Family Violence Response Centre 1800 015 188 or visit www.safesteps.org.au  
1800RESPECT National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service 1800 RESPECT (737 732) or visit www.1800respect.org.au
InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence 9413 6500 or 1800 755 988 or visit www.intouch.asn.au
Men’s Line Australia 1300 789 978 or visit www.mensline.org.au
Child Protection 1300 655 795 or 13 12 78 (AH)
Kids Helpline   1800 551 800 or visit www.kidshelp.com.au
Elizabeth Hoffmann House Aboriginal Women’s Services 1800 015 188

Factsheets

We have developed a fact sheet to assist Glen Eira residents to recognise and take action against family violence. The Family Violence Fact Sheet provides details of local services and a range of other family violence services around the state.

Family Violence Fact Sheet(PDF, 135KB)

The White Ribbon website also has a range of fact sheets relating to violence against women, which may also be of assistance.

Statistics

The statistics of family violence have continued to rise in Glen Eira as they have across the state. Since April 2011, the number of family violence incidents reported in Glen Eira has increased by more than 45 per cent.

For further statistics on family incidents, visit the Crime Statistics Agency website.

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