Going to the Family Violence Worker
If you are feeling sad, scared, worried or not sure about what is happening in your family, you can talk with a family violence worker. You can speak to the worker on the phone or make an appointment and see them in person. The person you told could help you do this. Go to the "Where to Go for Help" section for more information.
The family violence worker will listen to your story and help you sort out your thoughts, ask you some questions and help you with any decisions you may need to make. The important thing is for you to be safe in your family and home. Some other people may also need to know to help keep you safe.
With your permission the family violence worker would go with you to other agencies and help you get what you need to stay safe. These agencies may include the police, Courts, child protection or your caseworker. The family violence worker will help you make a safety plan. It is important that you have a plan to keep you safe in your family and home. Go to the "Information for Carers" section to find out more about safety planning.
The family violence worker could also help you with:
- Supporting you to get an Intervention Order.
- Getting you a special Centrelink payment.
- Legal support.
- Medical care.
- Counselling to talk about your feelings.
- Victims of Crime application.
- Anything else you may need to help keep you safe in your family and home.