UnitingCare Queensland looks forward to a Queensland where everyone can live free from violence from a partner or family member, and where children do not have to see or experience family violence.
The Queensland Premier has established a Special Taskforce to review domestic and family violence in Queensland and Anne Cross, Chief Executive Officer, UnitingCare Queensland is a member of the group. The Taskforce is chaired by the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, former Governor-General of Australia.
UnitingCare Community's submission to the Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce
UnitingCare Queensland provides community services to thousands of people every day through its service group UnitingCare Community .
UnitingCare Community delivers a range of domestic and family violence services including providing secure accommodation to victims and their children, holding perpetrators accountable and engaging them in programs to address their behaviours, supporting the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and people with a disability, and equipping seniors with advice and support to deal with family violence.
In December 2014, UnitingCare Community provided a submission to the Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce. The Taskforce has been asked to examine Queensland’s domestic and family violence support systems and make recommendations to the Premier on how this system could be improved and future incidents of domestic violence prevented. View UnitingCare Community’s submission here.