The Second Edition of the DVNSW Good Practice Guidelines have been developed based on feedback from the sector and recommendations from an independent review in 2019/20 by the University of NSW. Through extensive consultation, these guidelines have evolved to have a greater focus on intersectionality and redesigned to be more user-friendly and practical.

The key purpose of the DFV Practice Guidelines is to:

  • Provide a framework to support the delivery of high quality, consistent responses to victim-survivors across the DFV sector in NSW
  • Provide services with a tool to assist them to provide high quality services and guidelines for service development, planning and quality assurance
  • Recognise the specific needs of victim-survivors from a diverse range of backgrounds and the importance of flexible service responses that respond to individuals’ specific needs

While the domestic and family violence service system will inevitably continue to be impacted and shaped by ongoing reform and development, the principles and values in this guide are designed to assist workers to understand the needs of victim-survivors of violence and to embed a gendered analysis of violence and cultural  safety throughout their practice.

You can download or print the Good Practice Guidelines below.


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