Family and Domestic Violence
In the Community: Family and Domestic Violence Support Services
Anglicare WA offers a range of services to assist victims of family and domestic violence, to help them build healthy relationships and develop skills to thrive in the future.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence and/or sexual violence, there is help available:
- if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000
- 1800RESPECT is a 24 hour national sexual assualt, family and domestic violence counselling line
- the State Government’s Family and Domestic Violence Help and Advice page has a comprehensive list of State and national helplines, for men and women.
If you are experiencing family or domestic violence it is not your fault - the person choosing to use abusive behaviour is 100% responsible.
Help and support is available for you and these services can help with support and safety planning - this may include access to information, emergency accommodation or help with legal issues.
Family Violence Working Group
The Anglican Church of Australia is committed to supporting safe, loving homes and safe churches. However, we recognise that domestic and family violence is a serious and widespread problem, with enormous individual and community impacts and social costs – and that the Church is not immune. Our Church seeks to improve how we to respond to these difficult issues.
The Anglican Family Violence Working Group has engaged NCLS Research to undertake the research which is titled the National Anglican Family Violence Project (NAFVP) to help the General Synod to understand the nature and prevalence of violence between intimate partners among those with a connection to the Anglican Church, and to equip the General Synod to respond through policy and practice in ways that foster safer family environments.
The NAFVP is being conducted by Dr Ruth Powell and Dr Miriam Pepper from NCLS Research and the Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre, Charles Sturt University. The research will be undertaken will the approval of the Human Research Ethics Committee of Charles Sturt University.