Family Safety Framework (under review)

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If you witness/experience domestic or family violence, call the police on 131 444 or 000 in an emergency.

Mandatory reporting of domestic violence applies to all persons over 18 years of age.

If you see it or suspect it, report it, it’s the law!

You could be saving someones life.

Download the FAQs of the Northern Territory Domestic and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme.

Working together to protect the community

The purpose of the Family Safety Framework (FSF) is to provide an action-based integrated service response to individuals and families experiencing family or domestic violence who are at high risk of serious injury or death.

An FSF project, currently lead by the NT Police through its Domestic Violence Prevention Unit, was introduced in Alice Springs in July 2012 as part of an Integrated Response to Family and Domestic Violence Project, established through the Alice Springs Transformation Plan with assistance from the Northern Territory Government (NTG) and the Australian Federal Government.

The FSF is part of the NTG’s ongoing commitment to tackling family and domestic violence and assisting families in receiving immediate and holistic support for both high-risk victims and perpetrators of violence.

The success of the project in Alice Springs since 2012, has led to the FSF being rolled out across other Northern Territory locations including; Katherine in April 2015; Tennant Creek and Darwin in May 2015; Yuendumu in October 2015 and Nhulunbuy in January 2016. 

The FSF project also can offer referrals to frameworks in the ‘Cross Border’ jurisdiction to ensure families and individuals residing in the SA/NT remote regions continually receive support under the government’s commitment to family and domestic violence strategies.

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Family Safety Network Training

For those agencies whose employees will be actively working with families and individuals; please ensure you enrol in the one-day training seminar.  This will enable workers to better understand the objective and processes of the Family Safety Framework, as well as enabling confidence when making referrals and identifying the key supporting agencies for the Family Safety Framework project in your location.

All training enquiries to Territory Families - Office of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction on 8935 7803 or email

For all enrolment enquiries and bookings, please refer to your specific location below.

Remember to clearly indicate the session date and location in which you are enrolling and provide your current contact details.

Enrolment for each session will be capped at 25 participants

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