What’s happening in the sector

The COVID-19 outbreak has sparked immense collaboration across the sector. Please see below links with details of how to adapt during the crisis:

18-3-2020 Practice Bulletin No.1 Adapting practice

24-3-2020 Practice Bulletin No.2 Practice guidelines

What other agencies are doing:

Have online resources for those who may not feel safe to speak over the phone including the 1800RESPECT counselling webchat and apps such as Daisy and Sunny.

Recently this organisation has published The COVID-19 Plan for the Victorian Community Services Sector and The COVID-19 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Sector Guidelines (Version 1.0).

Victoria

DHHS has also provided a COVID-19 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Guidelines which we recommend for all Victorian sector workers.

For advice for family, friends and neighbours and for survivors during coronavirus.

Provides information for people who are working with the courts.

Provides comprehensive community sector updates.

The listed organisations contain reference material which can be useful for sector workers:

New South Wales

For people experiencing domestic and family violence A guide for workplaces – contains uplifting responses to domestic and family violence during and beyond COVID-19.

For people experiencing domestic and family violence, A guide for family and friends – supporting responses to domestic and family violence during and beyond COVID-19.

Listed are some key resources for people who work in face-to-face counselling: