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                                                    How this all helps

Effective agency practice, policies and procedures with respect to domestic violence can ensure that:

  • Women and Children can be protected from significant harm

  • further physical and psychological violence can be prevented and repeat victimisation reduced

  • Practitioners develop confidence in identifying and responding to domestic violence

  • Agency time and cost is reduced by early, effective intervention

  • Agencies meet their legal obligations in relation to child protection, domestic crime and victim law, family law and housing law