Front-line workers in domestic and family violence and child protection share a deep concern around issues of safety, danger and risk for families with children. Their work is steeped in strong and similar values around a paramount right to safety, voice and empowerment. They frequently work with highly vulnerable families at the same time. Yet, when their work converges at the frontline it is not uncommon to see workers become caught in a whirlpool of professional tension and families thrown off course by a lack of integration and connection. This interactive workshop supports professionals from both sectors in considering how to come together in their work at the front-line in a practical way that feels ‘joined-up’ for families and helps to secure the common goals of safety and well-being. Workshop content is framed within ongoing legislative and policy reform in both sectors and informed by contemporary thinking and innovative practice.
Who should attend?
Front-line workers, their team leaders, senior practitioners and managers across the domestic and family violence, child protection and family support sectors.
- October 25, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm