Guidelines for the DFV sector
DVNSW worked with the sector to develop a guide to good practice for the DFV sector. The DFV Good Practice Guidelines involved detailed research and consultation to identify good practice in the current service context in communities across NSW.

Click here to read the Guidelines

Guidelines for working with people experiencing homelessness
DVNSW, Homelessness NSW and YFoundations developed guidelines to support the delivery of services to people at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness:

The guidelines share common practice principles, such as trauma informed care, services being culturally informed and person-centred in their practice.

The guidelines also complement the FACS-produced SHS practice and program guidelines, referencing the four core responses of the SHS Service Delivery Framework.

Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) Sector Development Project

This project is a partnership between Homelessness NSW, Domestic Violence NSW and Yfoundations. It has provided a range of support services to the NSW SHS sector since 2012. It assists agencies to develop the skills, systems and policies necessary for new contracts established under the Going Home Staying Home reform.

For more information and resources, visit:

DFV practice library

The DFV Practice Library provides DVNSW members with a curated collection of links to tools to:

  • Deliver high quality, consistent responses to victim-survivors,
  • Support their development, planning and quality assurance, and
  • Apply the ‘Good Practice Guidelines for the Domestic and Family Violence Sector in NSW’

If you are a DVNSW member and would like access to the links library, please email for your password.

If you already have a password, click here to access the library.