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Govt launches new family violence workforce capability frameworks

June 17, 2022 at 4:04 PM

From the NZFVC 

The new frameworks are designed to support organisations and workers to effectively respond to family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

New family violence workforce capability frameworks 

Two new frameworks have been launched: 

  • Specialist Family Violence Organisational Standards 

  • Entry to Expert Family Violence Capability Framework. 

The frameworks set standards and essential knowledge to support workers and organisations to respond to family violence in safe and effective ways. They both include information to create a shared understanding of the dynamics of family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. They aim to build understanding and to improve the capability of government and non-government organisations and workforces to respond to family violence. 

The frameworks are designed for specialist family violence organisations and generalist organisations. A specialist family violence response comes from a highly skilled person with extensive training and experience working with family violence, and who is supported by an organisation with expert knowledge and practice embedded at all levels. Generalist organisations do not have a primary role in addressing family violence, but may have staff who interact with people who have been impacted by violence. 

The frameworks have been designed using an indigeneity lens, considering Te Tiriti o Waitangi, te ao Māori, and whānau-centred thinking. 

Organisations and workers can start using the frameworks now. Agencies and key stakeholders will be testing these frameworks to build understanding about the best ways to implement them. Government agencies will also be applying the frameworks, starting with Police, Ara Poutama Aoteroa – Corrections, and Justice. 



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