Domestic and Family Violence
As part of our Domestic and Family Violence Program we are implementing the Recognise, Respond & Refer (RRR) program in our region. The RRR program will provide general practice staff with increased accessibility to appropriately support patients they believe are experiencing, or at risk of, domestic and family violence. The domestic and family violence linker will be a point of referral who will work with GPs to improve referral pathways for general practices.
Domestic and family violence is crime and can take many forms. 1800 RESPECT is a counselling, information and referral service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault and domestic or family violence. 1800 RESPECT also provides professionals with information and resources to support patients experiencing domestic or family violence.
Women’s Legal Service NSW has launched a Toolkit for GP’s in NSW for responding to domestic violence. Printed copies can be ordered online.
Domestic and Family Violence Program Request Form
The RRR program is currently in co-design stage so if you need more information or would like to request resources for your practice, please fill out the form below which will be directed to our Domestic and Family Violence Program Development Officer. Alternatively, call 4708 8100.
NBMPHN would like to thank Brisbane South PHN for allowing us the use of their Recognise, Respond and Refer youtube video