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Domestic and Family Violence: Safer Pathways

We are committed to reducing the prevalence and health impacts of domestic and family violence in our community.

If you want help for Domestic and Family Violence, please contact your local Emergency department for urgent medical assistance or call Central Intake on 1800 999 880 and ask to see a social worker.

We currently provide a response to domestic and family violence through the Domestic Violence Routine Screening (DVRS) program, Social Work services, Emergency Departments, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol services, Aboriginal Family Health services and through participation in Safety Action Meetings (SAMs).

Violence affects the physical, psychological, and social health of many women and children in NSW. Globally, 30% of women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical, emotional abuse, financial abuse, social abuse and or sexual violence by their partner.


Referrals for SAMs meetings can be made via completing the DVSAT tool and then if the threat is serious making a referral into the local Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, on the SAM referral form.

Last updated: 19 July 2018