Disability Workforce Project

Domestic and Family Violence Training and Resources for the Disability Workforce

We believe the workforce is a significant driver of change in ending violence.

The Domestic and Family Violence Training and Resources for the Disability Workforce project aims to skill and equip the disability workforce to recognise and sensitively respond to domestic and family violence experienced by women with disability.

The project is led by WorkUP Queensland in partnership with National Disability Services (NDS) in Queensland. Together we bring strong connections to the domestic and family violence and disability sectors and have shared expertise in workforce planning and development.

Domestic and family violence is a significant problem in Australia. Women with disability experience far higher levels of domestic and family violence than other women in the community and experience multiple, additional barriers to accessing appropriate support.

The disability workforce is in a unique position to work alongside women with disability to recognise and respond to domestic and family violence.

This project aims to work with the sector to share, plan and deliver training and resources that equip disability service providers to work alongside women with disability and make an important contribution to the safety and wellbeing of women and children.

We invite the disability workforce to have a say in shaping our training and resources development and delivery by completing the Learning Needs Analysis survey, participating in a consultation or providing feedback to our team.

Parallel to this project, WorkUP Queensland will be engaging with the domestic and family violence, sexual health and women’s health and wellbeing sector to strengthen the capacity to respond to women with disability across the service system.

For more information or to provide feedback please contact:

Christine Payne

WorkUP Queensland

0400 999 184

workforce@healingfoundation.org.au

Lisa Fraser

NDS Queensland

07 3828 900

Ndsqld@nds.org.au

 

Resources

Access the Domestic and Family Violence Training and Resources for the Disability Workforce flyer here.

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